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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.

  • Thu
    18:00 - 19:00

    An Artist in the Lab

    How can artists and scientists work together to explain the role of infectious diseases and antibiotics in our lives?

    BioArtist Anna Dumitriu and scientist Dr Nicola Fawcett (Nuffield Department of Medicine) will join us at the Museum to discuss their collaborative work, including Ex Voto [2], and how they reached this stage in their careers.

    This is the final talk for the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria. Don’t miss out on your last chance to talk to the artist!

    Book your free ticket at www.bit.ly/mhs-events [3]

    For International Woman's Day and Votes for Women 1918-2018.

    Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria


  • Thu
    18:00 - 19:00

    Professor Christopher Kennard (Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences) has spent a lifetime studying the visual system. In this talk he reveals how easily it can play tricks with our mind.

    For Brain Awareness Week 2018.

    Tickets will be available from Thursday 1 February. Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite [3].


Many of the presentations are available as podcasts [5], some accompanied by slides and photographs – as for the following series on astronomy and telescopes.

February 2009

Telescopes Now website [6]

Telescopes Now: real stories of astronomy today [6]

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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