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Guest authors

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.

Collaborative Doctoral Partnership student Anaïs Walsdorf explores the life and work of Margaret Bourke-White, a pioneering photographer whose work offered social and political commentary while advocating for human rights across the world.

On 11 May 1997 – more than 25 years ago – a computer beat the world chess champion, Garry Kasparov. How has our world changed since then? And what does it mean when computers win against people?

Born this day in 1877, Garrett Morgan was the mind behind several inventions that still play a role in our daily lives. However, as a Black man living in the USA during the turn of the 19th century, he faced considerable racism and discrimination throughout his life.

Celebrate Godzilla Day and read along as Dr. Jonathan Brockbank reflects on the many inventive eras of the Godzilla franchise and the relationship between Godzilla, science and culture.