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Dr Julia Knights, Deputy Director of the Science Museum, celebrates the recent achievements of astronaut Christina Koch whilst emphasising the key role women play in STEM and space exploration.

By Farrah Lawrence-Mackey

A wooden Iron Lung

‘These devices still appear alarming to us today; no wonder ten-year-old Daphne was scared at being told she actually had to lie inside it…’
Research Fellow Farrah Lawrence-Mackey explores the story of a special Iron Lung she came across while carrying out research in the Science Museum Group stores.

As a new display featuring a model of a red blood cell showing abnormalities goes on display in Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries, research fellow Shelley Angelie Saggar explores how Thalassemia has been perceived culturally throughout history.