Curator of Chemistry, Sophie Waring, explores Bakelite’s lasting legacy.
Sophie Waring is Curator of Chemistry at the Science Museum, working in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry.
To mark the 150th birthday of possibly the most celebrated female scientist in history, Curator of Chemistry, Sophie Waring, looks at the life of Marie Curie, and the surprising products that were made from her discovery of Radium.
Can you help us identify some of the objects in our chemistry collection?
As the British Library’s Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition opens, we explore the history and science of magic.
Discover the story behind 18th century scientist Joseph Priestley’s microscope, purchased on this day in 1767.
On the 150th anniversary of scientist Michael Faraday’s death we explore his work and the lasting impact he had on modern science.
Discover the story behind the famous painkiller, aspirin.
110 years ago on this day, 14 July 1907, the famous chemist William Henry Perkin died. To commemorate this anniversary, Sophie Waring, Curator of Chemistry, looks at items in the collections linked to his most famous invention: mauveine, the first synthetic organic chemical dye.
Sophie Waring looks at how the Festival of Britain brought science and art together