Randal Hume Keynes, OBE, FLS (/ˈkeɪnz/KAYNZ; born 29 July 1948) is a British conservationist, author and great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin. He is the author of the intimate exploration of his famous ancestry, Annie's Box, subtitled Darwin, His Daughter, and Human Evolution (2001), a book about the relationship between Darwin and his daughter Annie, whose early death deeply affected him. The 2009 film Creation is based on this book.
He campaigned successfully against the redevelopment of Kings Cross Station and for the preservation of the Caledonian Road neighbourhood in central London. He recalls one of the turning points as his persuasion of two members of the House of Lords to ask the government to guarantee the funding of the project; when the ministers declined to, the bill fell.
^The Secret History of Our Streets, a 2012 BBC and Open University co-production, both a series of six hour-long television programmes (in which he is interviewed in episode 2, "Caledonian Road") and also a book.