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Sophie Waring

Sophie Waring is Curator of Chemistry at the Science Museum, working in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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.

Silk skirt and blouse dyed with Sir William Henry Perkin's Mauve Aniline Dye.

To celebrate 180 years since the birth of William Perkin, we explore the items in the collections linked to his most famous invention: mauveine.

Pierre and Marie Curie in the laboratory, 1 January 1904.

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.