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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 […]

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 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 […]

Strong calls for evidence-based policy-making and gender equality were made last night by guest speaker, Professor Anne Glover, at the Science Museum’s Director’s Annual Dinner. Speaking on the day the European Commission (EC) revealed that her previous role as Chief Scientific Adviser to the EC President will now be performed by a committee of high level scientists, the biologist warned of the perils of preventing scientists who advise Government from speaking openly about their work. Professor Glover, Vice Principal for […]

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Baroness Martha Lane Fox, co-founder of Lastminute.com and chairs of the digital skills charity, Go ON UK, delivered the 2015 Richard Dimbleby Lecture from the Information Age gallery at the Science Museum.