Building healthy communities: mental healthcare

Over the past few decades, an increasing amount of research has highlighted the links between the built environment and mental health. On one hand, the built environment is often seen as a significant source of mental distress, while on the other, thoughtfully designed spaces and places destined for mental health care are central for positive […]

Reframing disability: Hidden histories from the Royal College of Physicians

In this Hunterian Museum Lunchtime Lecture the Royal College of Physicians senior curator, Emma Shepley, delving into the depths of the Museum’s collections to look at the  spectacularly rare 17th-19th century portraits of disabled men and women from many backgrounds, some of whom made a living through exhibiting themselves to the public. Some of the people depicted in the portraits remain famous […]

Technicians Make it Happen

Technicians Make it Happen, commissioned by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, seeks to challenge outdated notions of who our nation’s technicians are and what they do. Through photography, painting, video and artefacts, we explore the crucial role technicians play across society and the rich, intriguing diversity of the occupations that can rightfully and proudly be defined as […]

Wellcome Collection Lates: Feeling Emotional

From down in the dumps to over the moon, join us to explore the art and science of human emotions: the technologies we develop, the behaviours we adopt, the languages we create to make sense of ourselves and others. Express your funny feelings through laughter therapy, witness a ‘toddler’ robot modelling human emotional development, experience […]

Electronic Superhighway Exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery

Technology and the internet is the subject and medium of this London art exhibition, in over 100 works from the 1960’s through to present day.

Fabricating Fictions

A series of co-inquiries imagining the futures of space exploration and their speculated implications held over 2 weekends at SPACE. These sessions collaboratively create and speculate about future scenarios. They will depict the cultural, social and economic impacts that contemporary space exploration has on society by producing a series of audio recordings that are built […]

Glass Delusions

How do minerals become living things? In this exhibition of prints, drawings, videos and objects, Artist in Residence Eleanor Morganexplores the slippery boundary between living and non-living materials. Her work is inspired by the Grant Museum’s collection of intricate glass sponges – animals that naturally build themselves out of glass – they are formed of 90% […]

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 […]

Life through a lens: Celebrating science photography

Join the Royal Society for an evening celebrating science photography as they unveil the winners of the inaugural Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition. Sophie Stafford, wildlife magazine editor and photography expert, will chair our panel comprising photographers David Maitland and Neil Aldridge, and ecologist Claire Spottiswoode. Listen as our speakers discuss their experience of capturing nature and the importance of images in […]

Can Neuroscience Explain Creativity?

It is a great privilege for us to present an evening with Professor Maggie Boden OBE. Professor Boden, during her distinguished career, has held important positions at the heart of the scientific community and has written ground breaking books. – See more at: http://www.gvart.co.uk/gv-art-mind-symposium-26-professor-maggie-boden-monday-16-march-7pm.html#sthash.hSnXby3W.dpuf