Ahead of the opening of The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution, forensic scientist Peter Gill recalls his experience of identifying the remains of the last Tsar of Russia.
A number of guest authors, from scientists to artists, contribute to our blog, taking you behind the scenes, exploring the incredible objects in our collection, our award-winning exhibitions and the scientific achievements making headlines today.
Research scientist Kay Elder takes us through the history of the first IVF clinic – Bourn Hall.
Author and polymath Philip Ball gives the background to a special IMAX improvisation event with acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe at our July Lates.
Sally Cheshire CBE, chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority describes the advancements in IVF over the past 40 years.
Assistant Curator of Medicine, Imogen Clarke, takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the NHS’ 70 year history with 7 objects from our collection.
Jane Sutton from the Royal Academy of Engineering explores the importance of diversity in engineering
Ahead of the opening of IVF: 6 Million Babies Later, father Gareth Down shares his experience with IVF and the lesser-told story of the male struggle.
Genetic Resource Collection Curator at the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International, Matthew Ryan, explores Fleming’s Penicillium and the potential of microorganisms.
A speech by Lord Martin Rees, Science Museum Fellow, at the Service of Thanksgiving remembering Stephen Hawking.
The museum’s Roger Highfield challenged Professor Alice Roberts to iron out the scars of human evolution for a new display. Here, the University of Birmingham anatomist describes her personal quest for perfection.
Professor Martin Johnson explores the difficulties experienced by physiologist and Nobel laureate Bob Edwards in his pioneering IVF work.
Content Developer, Kyle Osbrink, explores the history and science behind an iconic summer fashion accessory.