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Lectures

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.

02 November 2017 18:00 - 02 November 2017 19:00
Anna Dumitriu: Artist's Talk
Lecture
Anna Dumitriu joins us to talk about the current special exhibition and her work exploring infectious diseases and emerging technologies through art.

Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite [1].

Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria
14 December 2017 18:00 - 14 December 2017 19:00
BioArt: Altered Realities
Lecture
William Myers (author of Bio Art: Altered Realities) explains how BioArt responds to our changing definitions of life, nature, and identity.

Tickets will be available from Wednesday 1 November. Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite [1].

Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria  
18 January 2018 18:00 - 18 January 2018 19:00
Meet the Bacteria
Lecture
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 [1].

Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria
15 February 2018 18:00 - 15 February 2018 19:00
TB: Stories from its DNA
Lecture
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 [1].

Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria
01 March 2018 18:00 - 01 March 2018 19:00
In Conversation: Anna Dumitriu and Nicola Fawcett
Lecture
BioArtist Anna Dumitriu and microbiologist Dr Nicola Fawcett (Nuffield Department of Medicine) discuss their collaboration and how it highlights the impact of infectious diseases and antibiotics on our lives.

Tickets will be available from Thursday 1 February. Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite [1].

Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria

Archives

Many of the presentations are available as podcasts [2], some accompanied by slides and photographs – as for the following series on astronomy and telescopes.

February 2009

Telescopes Now website [3]

Telescopes Now: real stories of astronomy today [3]

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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