Art at Bethlem

The Bethlem Royal Hospital was founded in the 13th century and still provides mental health care today. In 1930, it moved to its contemporary setting in Beckenham and new practices were introduced such as making spaces for patients to create art. One of the legacies of this approach is today’s Bethlem Gallery, a space in […]

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 […]

Anatomy of Rest: The Rest Test results

How do you find rest in the modern world? The Rest Test, launched on BBC Radio 4, aimed to find out and over 18,000 people from all over the world responded. How does personality affect rest? Do men and women rest differently? Join us as we reveal the results at a special event hosted by […]

Dead Life Drawing

With cabinets full of (not so alive) life models from across the animal kingdom in some remarkable poses we invite you to join us for a lively evening of drawing. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced our sessions are led by a Museum artist to give you insight and confidence in a wide range […]

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 […]

Dead Life Drawing

With cabinets full of (not so alive) life models from across the animal kingdom in some remarkable poses we invite you to join us for a lively evening of drawing. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced our sessions are led by a Museum artist to give you insight and confidence in a wide range […]

Impropera presents: Muso

Night has fallen on the Grant Museum of Zoology, the doors are closed and the museum staff have gone home, but something is stirring. The bats wings are twitching and the pickled moles are uncurling because the world’s only improvising opera troupe, Impropera, have snuck in at twilight to sing the specimens to life.   […]

Fiction Lab

Jennifer Rohn of Lablit.com hosts the monthly book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme. If you’re an interested reader who has something to say, then come along. The format of Fiction Lab is simple. All you need to do is check this webpage for the book choice, read the book beforehand and then […]

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 […]

Dead, Life Drawing

With cabinets full of (not so alive) life models from across the animal kingdom in some remarkable poses we invite you to join us for a lively evening of drawing. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced our sessions are led by a Museum artist to give you insight and confidence in a wide range […]

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 […]

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 […]

On the Edge of Time

An exploration into the systems of myth and meaning that shape natural history, reinventing a nature where we find ourselves confronted with a multitude of life forms and a blurring of the boundaries of classification

Big Bang Data

Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Explore how the datafied world affects us all through the work of artists, designers, innovators and thinkers. Artists, designers and innovators show how the data explosion is transforming our world at this innovative exhibition at Somerset House.

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 […]

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 […]

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

Art + Science by artist Andy Charalambous

Artist Andy Charalambous will describe how he approaches science from an artistic point of view and show how this influences his work. He will overview his career path and the unconventional route he followed to become an artist.