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The Museum frequently hosts lectures, usually as a series, in which experts in the field of the history of science and scientific instruments share their insights. For forthcoming lectures please see below, or visit the link to the current programme PDF download at the right.

Event Information:

  • Thu

    Meet the Bacteria

    18:00 - 19:00

    Anna Dumitriu and Dr John Paul (Public Health England) have collaborated over a 13 year period. Dr Paul presents and celebrates their microbiological work and its impact.

    Tickets will be available from Friday 1 December. Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite.

    Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria


Many of the presentations are available as podcasts, some accompanied by slides and photographs – as for the following series on astronomy and telescopes.

February 2009

Telescopes Now website

Telescopes Now: real stories of astronomy today

Four eminent astronomers share stories behind some of the major instrumental developments of the modern era. The lectures, available here as podcasts, touch on the practical, technical, financial and organisational challenges facing telescope builders.

For information about future lectures at the Museum please sign up to our monthly e-newsletters here.