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Get inspired and rediscover the joy of science during the stay home guidance. You can join Imperial from wherever you are in the world with their online content and events!
Turning their eyes towards the sky, the Russian people pioneered space travel, becoming the first nation to launch satellites, animals and humans into orbit. Their early achievements were seen as a challenge by America, and created fierce competition between the two nations. Delve into a fascinating world of exploration and discovery..
One of the most influential designers of the 2oth Century, Elsa Schiaparelli's subversive, often surreal designs have been beautifully captured in this film, by senor curator, Sonnet Stanfill.
Watch environmental scientist Alex McGoran and take a virtual trip down the Thames to discover how plastic is affecting the animals that call the river home.
Of the Museum's 80 million specimens, only a tiny fraction ever go on display. Uncover colourful stories behind the specimens, meet collectors and curators past and present and read about their contributions to our understanding of the natural world.
There’s not much fun to be had on a rainy day, but Emma-Jayne Parkes wanted to use her design skills and a special type of ‘smart’ material to change that perception. Discover more about her Squid London’s colour changing umbrella!
Japan House launches their first virtual exhibition, 'Anno’s Journey: The World of Anno Mitsumasa', showcasing the lifeworks of the beloved story teller and illustrator. A captivating and sensory experience.
The COVID-19 induced turmoil included US oil prices turning negative for the first time in history. Experts from Imperial have provided analysis of the global downturn in the price of oil.
In the next in The Royal Society of Sculptors' series of blogposts, written by the Society's trustees whilst in lockdown, President Clare Burnett discovers secret creative talents on her street & admits to struggling with working from home.
The Goethe-Institut's popular podcasts regularly feature a dynamic and thought-provoking selection of exclusive interviews and debates. Kris Nelson, Artist Director of LIFT discusses 'why does theatre matter right now?' against a background of rising right-wing parties, and the current challenges of COVID-19.
For a new residency, the Goethe-Institut London and Somerset House Studios welcome artist, DJ, writer, and performer Juliana Huxtable. Working remotely from her studio, Juliana will be taking part in live streams and artist development opportunities.
In the Science Museum’s new Shaping Science series, meet the artisans who are using a mix of traditional and modern techniques to create beautiful hand-made scientific instruments from a replica seventeenth century globe to a brass sundial and clock wheel.
This year the Science Museum is celebrating the science of everyday objects through a new series of online stories. So grab a cuppa and settle down to learn about that mid-century icon, the Teasmade, or explore the illuminating story of how electric lighting transformed our homes.
Hospitals with no beds or blankets. Emaciated, weak and dying soldiers. Rats and fleas everywhere. When Florence Nightingale arrived with her 38-strong nursing team in the Crimea in November 1854, this was the appalling scene that greeted them. Two years later, she had developed pioneering statistical methods to convince other people that widespread reform was vital.
Climate change could mean mosquitoes that can carry diseases like dengue, zika and yellow fever become established in southern Europe within 10 years, reveals a new study from Imperial College London.
When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, 35 MSc Petroleum Geoscience students were determined to ensure their field trip to the Pyrenees mountain range still went ahead in an entirely new format, in what is thought to be the first in a UK university setting at Master's level.
#DesignDispatches invites you into the lives and work of familiar faces from the world of design, fashion and architecture including Morag Myerscough, Bella Freud, Stella McCartney and David Adjaye. Every Saturday on Instagram TV, tune in to see the Design Museum’s Director, Tim Marlow In Conversation.
Join two pioneers of the design world as they talk fashion and architecture with the Design Museum's Director, Tim Marlow.
Meet Rejina Pyo, South Korean fashion designer based in London. Her philosophy explores dressing as an everyday phenomenon for women all over the world.
70 years after Partition, Shreyashi Dasgupta goes in search of her grandfather's old home. A tale that explores the idea that even the greatest moments in history are played out in small, intimate, human dramas. One of many fascinating podcasts you can watch with the Royal Geographical Society.
Hard to believe that Pac-man turns 40 this month. To celebrate, Head of Commercial Experiences and gaming fan, Mark Cutmore explores the story of the much-loved character and pop-culture icon and the undisputed granddaddy of gaming mascots.
Historic Royal Palaces' Joint Chief Curator Lucy Worsley is joined by Royal Dress Collection Curator Eleri Lynn for a trip inside the Royal Wardrobe to discuss some of their favourite items in the collection – from a jerkin worn by the ill-fated Charles I, right through to the beautifully tailored wardrobe of the Duke of Windsor. Register now for the event
Not everyone can come to the Royal Parks right now, so they want to bring the Royal Parks to you. Be prepared to escape into the nature, heritage and beauty of these incredible green spaces from the comfort of your own home.
A virus is showing us how interlinked we are globally and yet how fragile our public life is. What does the pandemic mean for each of us and for society as a whole? Artists and intellectuals from around the world respond to our present predicament and what lies in store.
With summer officially here and London gradually re-opening, why not explore the parks through the works of some famous writers - discover J M Barrie’s ultimate fancy, Peter Pan, walk in the steps of Virginia Woolf through Kensington Gardens, or visit the famous Speaker’s Corner, George Orwell’s ardent haunt.
DesignDispatches's latest chat is with Design Museum's Director, Tim Marlow, and interior designer, Sophie Ashby and fashion designer, Charlie Casely-Hayford about their personal style, working in partnership and design inspirations.
In the first of a series of seminars on COVID-19, two experts will talk about their work into mitigating the impacts of this infection through the development of a new vaccine and other therapeutic approaches.
Lockdown and school closures in Europe may have prevented 3.1m deaths. This is the conclusion of a modelling study from Imperial College London scientists, published online in Nature today, which suggests that lockdown measures have been sufficient to control the growth of the epidemic.
New simulations from Imperial College London have revealed the asteroid that doomed the dinosaurs struck Earth at the 'deadliest possible' angle. Such a strike likely unleashed billions of tonnes of sulphur, blocking the sun and triggering the nuclear winter that killed the dinosaurs and 75 per cent of life on Earth 66 million years ago.
Asian ceramics have been the subject of international and inter-Asian trade for over one thousand years. Transported by sea through dangerous waters, many of these ceramics never made their final destination, but not all have ended up on the ocean's bed.
In the second series of conversations with contemporary artists, classically trained calligrapher, Soraya Syed, talks about her creative journey. Through the talks, Leighton House will showcase Frederic, Lord Leighton’s travels and appreciation of Turkey.
In Imperial's latest edition of podcasts, we find out how to make a billion COVID-19 vaccines, why women feel unsafe on public transport, and how emerging economies fare under COVID-19.
How can botanical knowledge support practices of ecological and personal healing? Victoria Sin and Lucia Pietroiusti co-host a round table with Emma Nicolson from Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh with artists Keg de Souza, Nabihah Iqbal and botanist Greg Kenicer. Featuring sound works by Rachel Pimm and Keg de Souza.
The Wornington Green Estate in W10 is a unique part of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, sitting adjacent to the famous Portobello Road. Soon to be demolished as part of a major regeneration project, the residents spent a year documenting and preserving a people's history, creating an installation which travelled the North of the Borough. A fascinating glimpse into the lives of individuals that make up London.
In his latest blog exploring the science of coronavirus, Science Director Roger Highfield speaks to Sir Michael Marmot, Director of the Institute of Health Equity at UCL, about why some communities are at higher risk of COVID-19.
From joyful depictions of nightclubs to the tensions between police & the Afro-Caribbean community during the late 1970s & early 80s, Denzil Forrester (Painting, 1983) has been painting about the British Afro-Caribbean experience for nearly 40 years.
Bringing together world-leading experts in polar and marine exploration, the expedition aimed to solve unanswered questions about one of the most remote and least-studied wilderness areas on our planet. From Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5. ,
Connected is an experiment which set out to explore how designers and craftspeople adapted their working practices during lockdown. Nine international designers have been challenged to create a table and seating, that is personal to them, for home living and working.
Science Director Roger Highfield explores how growing human tissue into mini-organs, or ‘organoids’, will help the fight against COVID-19, from explaining puzzling complications to creating novel treatments.
Join the surgeon and academic Professor Roger Kneebone in conversation with unorthodox people whose careers defy traditional boundaries and who swim against the tide. Howard Williams, distinguised international conductor, explores the parallels between our experiences, discussing similarities and differences between music and medicine.
The Chrysler Building, the Waldorf-Astoria, Rockefeller Center – these are among the hundreds of Art Deco monuments which helped create the image of New York City as the world’s Modern Metropolis in the 1920's and ‘30s . Come along to this exciting virtual tour of Art Deco New York with renowned author and native New Yorker, Anthony Robins.
The Serpentine Galleries' latest podcast features perspectves from self-organised Indigenous organisations at the front line of extraction and climate change, as well as artists researching our more-than-human entanglements.
Robert Endres is Professor of Systems Biology in the Department of Life Science. Join him online as he explains how bacteria are able to sense nutrients in their environment and bias their movement towards these in a process called ‘chemotaxis’. A process perceived as simple but in fact highly sophisticated.
66 million years ago the age of the dinosaurs was abruptly ended by an asteroid the size of Jersey. The impact formed the 200-km wide Chicxulub crater in today’s Gulf of Mexico. The environmental consequences were extraordinary and widely believed to have triggered the largest mass extinction in 200 million years. But what made this particular impact so devastating?
A morning of talks exploring alternative ways of living through ‘Active Engagement’ by Art & Design practitioners by leading researchers and practitioners. The speakers will discuss aspects of their practice, share their insights, and offer their views and opinions to explore the theme of active engagement.
If you are planning a free cultural activity or event, either online or offline, RBKC would love to hear from you! On Friday 2 October they will be showcasing the borough's outstanding creative and cultural talent.
Join Nick de Leon of RCA’s School of Design in conversation with Laura Citron, CEO of London & Partners and Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer for London. They will discuss the importance of collaborative and inclusive Open Innovation (OI), exploring its importance to London, the role of place in designing OI strategies and the importance of diversity and inclusion in OI.
Go behind the scenes of Architecture for Dogs with a special online curator talk by exhibition director and leading Japanese design personality Hara Kenya. This exhibition is so much more than a collection of kennels, it's a project born out of a sincere wish to create architectural works which can be joyful for both dogs and their human companions.
Take an online live guided tour of the Gyokusendō workshop and showroom in Tsubame.The highly distinguished workshop in Japan’s Niigata Prefecture has produced hand-hammered tsuiki copperware - formed by the hammering and beating of a single sheet of copper - for over 200 years.
During London Craft Week 2020, Japan House London is delighted to invite guests to a behind-the-scenes insight into the work of contemporary textile artist Takahashi Hiroko, through a live guided tour of her workshop and showroom in Sumida, Tokyo.
As our essential ecosystem is threatened by climate change, our kelp forests are predicted to disappear by the end of this century - resulting in more than a 90% loss of marine wildlife. But a joint collaboration between the Blue Marine Foundation, Sussex Wildlife Trust and the SIFCA is working toward restoring kelp forests within a 300km sq area of Sussex coastline.
Gotham's finest decade was defined by the iconic architecture and culture that put New York on the map, from the Empire State Building to the pastrami sandwich. Jules Stewart brings the 1930's back to life in this talk about his most recent book Gotham Rising: New York in the 1930s.
Retail geography in Britain has changed constantly throughout history, but the triple impacts of the internet, Covid-19 and Brexit threaten unprecedented change, possibly irreversible.
As part of the Royal College of Art's In Session events with leading designers, Nadia Danhash, Director of InnovationRCA discusses with Judah Armani, Founder & Director of InHouse Records, about how to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our age, through design.
Since their Book of the Week group began in June, K&C libraries have welcomed participants from as far as America, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines. Every Monday on their social media channels, a new book will be chosen for a discussion on the Friday. This week it's Murder on The Orient Express by Agatha Christie. Get reading!
To celebrate International Translation Day 2020, the Goethe-Institut London is taking a glimpse into the future of literary translation in view of developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI).