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By Professor Christian Laes

All in Perfect Harmony?

Professor Christian Laes discusses perceptions of disability and the idealised body in ancient Greek culture, revealing how these ancient representations of bodily forms have influenced modern ideals towards conformity.

Assistant curator Katie Mcnab explores the life and work of Dr Nancy Roman, an American Astronomer who was the Chief of Astronomy at NASA for 20 years and earned the exemplary nickname ‘the mother of Hubble’.

The Science Museum marked Earth Day 2022 with a special screening of Antarctica 3D and the release of a new series of animated films exploring climate change.

Greek Independence Day is celebrated on 25 March, at the Science Museum we are commemorating this anniversary by reflecting on the contributions of one key individual in the recorded history of the study of Mathematics, the ancient Greek philosopher Euclid.

Professor Paul Cartledge reflects on the presence of slavery in ancient Greek culture in relation to technological development and the views of those living at this time, including Aristotle.