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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

    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.

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  • Thu
    18:00 - 19:00

    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.
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Many of the presentations are available as podcasts [3], some accompanied by slides and photographs – as for the following series on astronomy and telescopes.

February 2009

Telescopes Now website [4]

Telescopes Now: real stories of astronomy today [4]

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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