V&A Friday Late: Engineering Your World

July’s Late celebrates the creative force of engineers. Often overlooked as mere mathematicians or facilitators for the architect’s genius, engineers organise the world we live in! From robotic fabrication to sound engineering, join us to discover how their work is everywhere around you. The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of […]

To Blame or Not to Blame: The Medical Profession and Blame Culture

Traditionally, medicine has been taught by imitation, apprenticeship and humiliation. Think Sir Lancelot Spratt. Whilst that has clearly improved, there persists, in many areas, a blame culture. Following regulatory changes and various hospital scandals there is much ‘holding to account’. The combination of tradition and punitive language has done little to foster a just culture, […]

Art and Culture: Imaging Space Travel

The cosmos has fascinated the creative mind for centuries. In the early 20th century the artistic and the creative, the spiritual and the philosophical paved the way for engineers and scientists in their quest to achieve space travel. Cosmist Nikolay Fedorov’s ‘Philosophy of the Common Task’ inspired generations of scientists and artists alike. From the drawings […]

Graphic Sex

A taste of sexuality, sexism, censorship, gender identity and sexually transmitted diseases in comics, pulps, graphic novels, magazines, undergrounds, comic strips and postcards, from Aubrey Beardsley’s ‘Lysistrata’ and the ripped shirts of Doc Savage to Adam Hughes’ ‘Wonder Woman’ and gay marriage in ‘Astonishing X-Men’.