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June 2017

Today marks 114 years since British aviation pioneer Amy Johnson was born. One of the most famous objects housed in the Flight Gallery at the Science Museum is the de Havilland Gipsy moth Aeroplane ‘Jason I’ flown by pilot Amy Johnson.

Chris Hayhurst is the European Consulting Manager for MathWorks – a developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists. MathWorks is a sponsor of new gallery Mathematics:The Winton Gallery at the Science Museum. Below Chris explores how maths has built the world around us. What image does maths bring to your mind? For many it might be squared paper and a pencil, a graph, incomprehensible symbols, perhaps beauty or maybe fear. Does it actually help you in your work, your everyday life? […]

Dr.Allan Ponniah is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital, London. He has been involved in the latest Live Science experiment at the Science Museum – ‘Are your facial expressions unique?’ – run in collaboration with researchers from Imperial College London. Below he explores how the data gathered at Live Science could improve the lives of autistic children and people undergoing reconstructive surgery amongst many others. The human face is an incredible part of our bodies. It plays […]

For young viewers of early Dr. Who, the most famous track created by The Radiophonic Workshop will always be inextricably linked with memories of peeking out at Cybermen from behind their sofa. The pulsing rhythms of Delia Derbyshire’s theme tune went on to represent the beginnings of The Workshop’s unique form of early electronica. This pioneering music studio had been set up by a group of BBC employees as demand had grown for innovative synthetic music and sounds for radio […]

Presenter Hannah Fry in the Science Museum Group's stores

On 15 June 2017 we’re inviting BBC Two’s cameras inside the Science Museum Group’s vast stores to celebrate our amazing objects and incredible stories of invention in a 90-minute live broadcast. Britain’s Greatest Invention, presented by Dr Hannah Fry and automotive engineer Ant Anstead, will celebrate Britain’s impact on seven remarkable inventions (concrete, the steam engine, jet engine, fridge, mobile phone, television and antibiotics) and explore behind the scenes with our curators. Battling it out in front of a live […]