250 years ago William Cookworthy was awarded a patent for producing an English true hard-paste porcelain similar to that being produced in China and Germany. Curator of Chemistry Sophie Waring explores more.
Sophie Waring is Curator of Chemistry at the Science Museum, working in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry.
To celebrate 180 years since the birth of William Perkin, we explore the items in the collections linked to his most famous invention: mauveine.
80 years after it was first introduced, Chemistry Curator Sophie Waring, looks at how nylon has become a ubiquitous material in our lives today
Curator of Chemistry, Sophie Waring, explores Bakelite’s lasting legacy.
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 anniversary of scientist Michael Faraday’s birth, our Curator of Contemporary Science Sophie Waring looks at objects in the collection that explore his work and the lasting impact he had on modern science.
Discover the story behind the famous painkiller, aspirin.
Today marks sixty-six years since the opening of the Festival of Britain. Chemistry Curator Sophie Waring looks at how it brought science and art together in the post-war era