Andy Franzkowiak and New Atlantis

As New Atlantis, the new immersive theatre experience gets ready to launch, Connie Orbach and Neil Stoker interview creative Producer Andy Franzkowiak about working with scientists, and engaging people at a deeper level with important scientific issues.

Humans and Animals: The Tangled Web of Culture

Arutyun Arutynyan visits the Royal Institution for an exploration of culture; do Chimpanzees have culture? How is our culture affecting us? And where will it lead us?..

The Universe Within

The aim of the talk ‘The Universe Within: A Scientific Adventure’ was, in Neil Shubin’s own words: “to investigate the common history of rocks, planets, and people”. Neil Shubin, author of the titular book …

Asimov’s psychohistory in maths

Could Mathematics hold the key to predicting the future? According to Professor Dan Crisan, possibly yes. During his inaugural lecture at Imperial College Professor Crisan used some complex mathematical formulae to show how a branch of mathematics – stochastic analysis – can be used to understand the link between microscopic and macroscopic events. Using a […]

This Poetry is Madness

Imperial College hosted this evening of top performance poets reciting verse on mental health. Each performer had either suffered mental health problems or been affected by the suffering of someone close …

The Web Lab

Tucked away downstairs in the Science Museum, Chrome Web Lab, an interactive series of exhibits by Google, is a hands-on exposition of the inner workings of the Internet, consisting of five interactive experiments that focus on different aspects of the World Wide Web. Upon arrival, visitors are presented with a personal Lab Tag, while the […]

Pain Less: the future of relief

We have all suffered the unpleasant sensation of pain, whether it’s caused by the intense throbbing of a stubbed toe or through deep emotional anguish. During years training as an elite artistic gymnast, I’ve experienced my fair share – after one awkward vault-landing my joints twanged and my back wailed. For seasons, I battled with […]

A history of dieting

On Wednesday 16th January, Alanna Orpen went to see the historian, writer and broadcaster, Dr. Louise Foxcroft, talk about her research on the history of dieting at the Wellcome Collection.  Here she tells us what she learnt… — Lord Byron; acclaimed English poet, influential literary figure and leading personality of the Romantic Period. But the […]

Signs, Symbols, Secrets

The Signs, Symbols, Secrets: an illustrated guide to alchemy exhibition at the Science Museum was born from the discovery last year of one of the 23 legendary Ripley Scrolls in the museum’s archives. These intricately decorated tapestries are named in honour of the alchemist George Ripley, and are thought to be based on a lost […]

Wildlife photos of the year

The Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is currently running at the Natural History Museum. It showcases the very best images of the natural world in an amazing backlit cinematic display. The 100 award winning images on show have been selected from 1000’s of international entries. Winning pictures are chosen above all for […]

Death: A Self-portrait

In spite of all the uncertainties we face through life, the only inescapable and inevitable certainty is that one day our life will end. Understandably, the majority of us are afraid of death, yet it is a natural process in the circle of life. So is it not about time that we made our peace […]

2°C or 6°C: What’s the Plan?

This discussion at the Dana Centre in South Kensington looked at several issues including changing behaviour towards climate change, turning debates into policy and how climate change affects health …