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The Evening Standard’s tenth celebration of London’s most influential people – the Progress 1000 – took place at the Science Museum last night, attended by a glittering array of partygoers including HRH The Prince of Wales, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, the President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Dame Ann Dowling and Mercury Prize winner, Benjamin Clementine. The focus of the celebrations of the Standard’s top 1000 Londoners – which includes Science Museum director Ian Blatchford and Director of […]

By Amy Pollak Many of the everyday items we use all the time can now contain nanoparticles. So what are they doing in our sunscreen, clothes or food packaging? Nanoscience and nanotech research covers a wide range of areas including healthcare, materials, combating climate change and nanotechnology’s interaction with people and the environment. Our latest topical case in the Antenna gallery features the Drinkable Book, a book containing both educational information and paper water filters. Each page is printed with […]

The eagerly anticipated Scientists meet the Media party took place at the Royal Society last week, continuing a long tradition of annual gatherings to foster mutual understanding between the inhabitants of Fleet Street and Britain’s laboratories. Speeches to the audience of several hundred in the world’s oldest academy of science were given by new President of the Royal Society, Nobel laureate Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan; Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum Group, and John Mulholland, editor of The Observer. As […]

Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum, today offered his congratulations to Dame Zaha Hadid, who has been awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ 2016 Royal Gold Medal. Dame Zaha becomes the first woman to be the sole recipient of this prestigious prize, which is approved by Her Majesty The Queen and awarded to an individual or group who have had a significant influence in the advancement of architecture. A globally renowned architect, she won commission to design a new […]

Communications Assistant Ellie Blanchette blogs on what happens when you invite a talented group of Instagrammers to photograph an empty Science Museum.

Peter Morris is the Science Museum’s Keeper of Research Projects and has recently published his latest book, ‘The Matter Factory: A History of the Chemistry Laboratory‘. The laboratory clearly plays an important role in chemistry (and other sciences). Chemists will have received their practical training in the teaching laboratory before spending their career (in many cases) working in a variety of laboratories in academia and industry. Yet this important setting for chemistry has hitherto been little studied. Previous studies of […]