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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

    TB: Stories from its DNA

    18:00 - 19:00

    Tuberculosis still kills more people each year than any other germ. Where has it been? How is it evading treatment? And how can we eliminate it? Dr Timothy Walker (Nuffield Department of Medicine) will discuss how its DNA holds some vital clues.

    Tickets will be available from Monday 1 January. 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.

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