Szostak talks about the origin of life

Here is a number of video lectures by Dr. Jack Szostak on his research into the origin of life

Origin of life, Part 1

Origin of life, Part 2

Origin of life, Part 3

An important messeage from these lectures is that they beautifully illustrate how science works. The painstakingly patient work of adding detail upon detail of knowledge. Never expecting to solve all problems at once.

More videos on the origin of life by Szostak:

Reconstruction the first cell

Origin of life and design of alternatives 

The origin of cellular life

Telomeres to protocells

The Chronicle of evolution


And by other speakers:

Ricardo: How life began

Robert Hazen: The emergence of life on earth