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The Silver Swan automaton flies south to London
The Silver Swan automaton flies south to London

The Silver Swan automaton flies south to London

For nearly 250 years, the silver swan has astonished audiences, and next year it will come to London for the first time in over 150 years.

Nov
15
2016
Science Museum’s Wonderlab opens to protests about costs
Science Museum’s Wonderlab opens to protests about costs

Science Museum’s Wonderlab opens to protests about costs

It takes some effort for a science museum to open an exhibition about science and technology that upsets scientists, but London's Science Museum has managed it.

Oct
11
2016
Tickets Alert: An evening with Professor Stephen Hawking
Tickets Alert: An evening with Professor Stephen Hawking

Tickets Alert: An evening with Professor Stephen Hawking

There will be a rare chance to attend a talk by Professor Stephen Hawking, and the talk will be free to attend.

Aug
14
2016
Visiting Michael Faraday’s old laboratory
Visiting Michael Faraday’s old laboratory

Visiting Michael Faraday’s old laboratory

There is a street with lots of posh buildings, and doormen forbidding entry to the great masses, and an equally grand building with mighty pillars along an imposing facade, which conceals a museum.

May
09
2016
Free tours of a Nuclear Fusion Reactor
Free tours of a Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Free tours of a Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Did you know that the world's largest nuclear fusion reactor is not far from London - just outside Oxford in fact.

Nov
08
2015
Tickets for a public lecture by Professor Stephen Hawking
Tickets for a public lecture by Professor Stephen Hawking

Tickets for a public lecture by Professor Stephen Hawking

Later this month will be a fairly rare public lecture by Professor Stephen Hawking, at Imperial College London.

Nov
07
2015
Ada Lovelace gets her own gallery at the Science Museum
Ada Lovelace gets her own gallery at the Science Museum

Ada Lovelace gets her own gallery at the Science Museum

To mark the 200th anniversary of her birth, the Science Museum has opened a small gallery devoted the "mother of computing", Ada Lovelace.

Oct
18
2015
Churchill’s Scientists at the Science Museum
Churchill’s Scientists at the Science Museum

Churchill’s Scientists at the Science Museum

Not literally, as they are all dead now, and that would be rather macabre, but there is an exhibition about what the scientists did when alive.

Oct
06
2015
Tired of London? Maybe it’s time to change postal districts
Tired of London? Maybe it’s time to change postal districts

Tired of London? Maybe it’s time to change postal districts

A BBC commissioned study of 56,000 Londoners claims that a person's life satisfaction depends, at least in part, on whether their personality suits the place where they live.

Jan
13
2015
Drink a Pint of Science
Drink a Pint of Science

Drink a Pint of Science

What started in 2012 as an interesting idea is back again this year as they were right about it being interesting, and popular.

Apr
20
2014
More science places having open days
More science places having open days

More science places having open days

After mentioning the Fusion reactor visit the other day, two more science venues are also updating their open day events.

Feb
04
2014
Dates announced for tours of a Nuclear Fusion Reactor
Dates announced for tours of a Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Dates announced for tours of a Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Did you know that the world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor is not far from London – just outside Oxford in fact.

Feb
03
2014
Grab some free tickets to the Ig Nobel show
Grab some free tickets to the Ig Nobel show

Grab some free tickets to the Ig Nobel show

One of the highlights of the annual science entertainment calendar is making a return in March, with an evening comprising of an oddly eclectic mix of science, bad poetry, and a small girl walking up to people and saying “Please Stop, I’m Bored”.

Jan
15
2014
Cmdr Hadfield visits London’s Science Museum
Cmdr Hadfield visits London’s Science Museum

Cmdr Hadfield visits London’s Science Museum

If you're a guitar playing, book plugging astronaut, then one of the best places in London other than a bookshop to sell books is probably the Science Museum.

Dec
16
2013
The space station will fly over London tomorrow morning
The space station will fly over London tomorrow morning

The space station will fly over London tomorrow morning

Look up! The International Space Station will make one of its occasional passes right over London tomorrow morning and if you know what to look for, you can watch it pass overhead.

Nov
14
2013
Get your tickets for the Ig Nobel tours
Get your tickets for the Ig Nobel tours

Get your tickets for the Ig Nobel tours

One of the highlights of the annual science entertainment calendar is making a return to Imperial College in March, with an evening comprising of an oddly eclectic mix of science, really bad poetry and a small girl walking up to people and repeatedly saying “Please Stop, I’m Bored” when a speaker has droned on for too long.

Jan
31
2013
Three Enigma Machines on display in the Science Museum
Three Enigma Machines on display in the Science Museum

Three Enigma Machines on display in the Science Museum

A temporary exhibition has been set up in the Science Museum to that increasing icon of computing, Alan Turning.

Jan
28
2013
Chance to visit a Nuclear Fusion Reactor
Chance to visit a Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Chance to visit a Nuclear Fusion Reactor

While a huge fusion reactor is being built in France to prove the technology, it is the UK that leads the development work - and their facility is open for public tours.

Jan
22
2013
A museum devoted to eye surgery – open this month only
A museum devoted to eye surgery – open this month only

A museum devoted to eye surgery – open this month only

For the next few weeks, we mere mortals are being permitted to enter the hallowed halls of medical heritage as the Royal College of Ophthalmologists holds its first ever open days. More accurately, open hours – as the museum is

Aug
07
2012
Animal Inside Out – the Body Worlds exhibition at the Natural History Museum
Animal Inside Out – the Body Worlds exhibition at the Natural History Museum

Animal Inside Out – the Body Worlds exhibition at the Natural History Museum

If you are a large museum in a large city, it is now mandatory to have a blockbuster show lain on for the summer months to lure in the paying customers – and this summer, the Natural History Museum have

Apr
03
2012
Hurrah for Horizon as science returns to BBC2
Hurrah for Horizon as science returns to BBC2

Hurrah for Horizon as science returns to BBC2

Over the past lamented the slow death of decent science on BBC2 – specifically how the once flagship Horizon show had slowly reduced down to a celeb driven “voyage of discovery” or “we’re all going to die” style of programme

Sep
01
2011
Tours of the UK’s Synchrotron particle accelerator
Tours of the UK’s Synchrotron particle accelerator

Tours of the UK’s Synchrotron particle accelerator

Slightly to the south of Didcot sits a huge silver UFO shaped building that happens to house the UK's synchrotron - a special type of particle accelerator that is used to generate a unique form of radiation that can be used to study the internal structure of materials.

Aug
22
2011
Have you been to the new Grant Museum yet?
Have you been to the new Grant Museum yet?

Have you been to the new Grant Museum yet?

If not, then tomorrow night (Tues 24th May) is as good an opportunity as any as they are hosting one of their more "light hearted" lectures which will unveil what it is like for a conservationist to go trekking through jungles and swamps looking for an animal that is on the verge of extinction.

May
23
2011

The Ig Nobel Tour Goes “After Dark”

As mentioned earlier, the

Feb
28
2011