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Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum, today offered his congratulations to Dame Zaha Hadid, who has been awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ 2016 Royal Gold Medal. Dame Zaha becomes the first woman to be the sole recipient of this prestigious prize, which is approved by Her Majesty The Queen and awarded to an individual or group who have had a significant influence in the advancement of architecture. A globally renowned architect, she won commission to design a new […]

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 […]

This tree-like structure that symbolises the growth of engineering has been chosen as the trophy for a new global prize. The Queen Elizabeth Prize is considered to be the Nobel prize for engineering and yesterday the winner of the trophy competition was announced by Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum Group.