BBC R4 Natural Histories- The Big Story

The Big Story brings Radio 4’s Natural Histories series to life on stage, re-imagining the popular BBC programme live in the Museum’s iconic Hintze Hall. Natural Histories has explored 25 different species and specimens across as many episodes, investigating the profound impact nature has had on Earth’s history. Join the Natural History Museum and their special guests – […]

Art Meets Science Library Tour

With more than one million items, some of which date back to the fifteenth century, the Museum’s Earth Sciences Library is considered one of the world’s greatest natural history collections. This tour will bring the BBC Radio 4 series Natural Histories to life, with library experts explaining how art and science have transformed our understanding […]

#scicom21 review: What the web did to science communication

This is part of a series of reviews of the sessions held by the Science Communication Group on 13th September, in celebration of 21 years of the Science Communication MSc at Imperial College. We will be putting up reviews of each session over the next couple of weeks. If you went to the celebrations and […]

#Scicom21 Review: Broadcasting Science

This is the first in a series of reviews of the sessions held by the Science Communication Group on 13th September, in celebration of 21 years of the Science Communication MSc at Imperial College. We will be putting up reviews of each session over the next couple of weeks. If you went to the celebrations […]

Science Behind the Photo #34

Moon Bouncing Taken in 2008, this pair of telecommunications masts in downtown Atlanta, USA carry a mix of phone, TV and radio relay dishes. Telecommunication towers have been around since the early 1900s. It was Nikola Tesla, in the 1890s, who first proposed that radio waves might be used for the communication of information. The […]

Calendar: Just A Minute, IC Radio

5:30pm on Sunday 11th December Metric, Imperial College Union (free entry) IC Radio brings everybody’s favourite panel game to Imperial College campus. “Six articulate, erudite, cultured and charming academics who couldn’t be booked in time will be replaced by a panel of young scientists – Matthew Allinson, Gilead Amit, Nigel Fullerton, Kadhim Shubber, Tom Whyntie […]

Unseen Heroes of Science

Gideon Mantell (1790–1852) Mantell was a full-time medical doctor, but made some incredible contributions to palaeontology in his spare time. He was the first to correctly identify dinosaur fossils as giant reptiles and to describe Iguanodon, but was constantly fielding criticism from his rival, the founder of the Natural History Museum, Richard Owen. Eminent French […]

I, Science vs Ben Goldacre

Adrian Giordani and Ben Kolb – April 2010 After a little harassment on Twitter, Ben Goldacre, the practising doctor, Guardian columnist, author and ‘nerd cheerleader’ took some time out to chat on the phone to the Adrian Giordani, Editor of I, Science and Ben Kolb about journalism, science communication and what’s next for Bad Science. […]