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Dame Uta Frith speaking with Professor Saiful Islam and Sir Chris Frith.

Editors, geneticists, cosmologists, curators and Britain’s pioneering astronaut attended the annual Scientists meet the Media party in the Science Museum last night, marking the 25th anniversary of the very first gathering to foster mutual understanding between the inhabitants of Fleet Street and Britain’s laboratories. Speeches to the audience of several hundred in Wonderlab: the Statoil Gallery, were given by Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs at the Science Museum Group; Executive Director of the Royal Society, Julie Maxton; and Sarah […]

Today astronauts Tim Peake and Tim Kopra wowed hundreds of school children with tales from the International Space Station (ISS) on the same day the European Space Agency (ESA) attempted to land the Schiaparelli module on Mars. The ISS crewmates came to the Science Museum as part of the Principia UK post-flight tour, which has seen them visit seven cities across Britain including all four UK capitals and Manchester, where they touched down at our sister museum, the Museum of Science […]

The eagerly anticipated Scientists meet the Media party took place at the Royal Society last week, continuing a long tradition of annual gatherings to foster mutual understanding between the inhabitants of Fleet Street and Britain’s laboratories. Speeches to the audience of several hundred in the world’s oldest academy of science were given by new President of the Royal Society, Nobel laureate Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan; Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum Group, and John Mulholland, editor of The Observer. As […]

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