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In celebration of Earth Day, join an expert panel to explore how we can care for our local environments and form better connections with nature. For many of us, more time spent at or close to home has fostered a newfound appreciation for our local natural environments. From noticing the patterns of birdsong in a local park, to realising the importance of green space for relieving stress, we've really come to appreciate time spent in nature as a way of looking after ourselves and our communities.
Join the Science Museum throughout 2021 for Climate Talks, a series of streamed panel discussions, Q&As and events exploring the problems caused by climate change. The first of the series begins with Climate Change: Why should we care?
Featuring a collection of architectural designs for dogs by world-class architects and designers such as Ban Shigeru, Kuma Kengo, Itō Toyō and Sou Fujimoto, the Architecture for Dogs virtual exhibition explores architecture and design that can be joyful for both dogs and their human companions.
How are London’s leading cultural organisations adapting for the future? Catch up on a thought-provoking panel discussion with leading voices from South Kensington’s cultural quarter via the.ismaili/tv
If you would like to keep up to-date with everything that is happening at our amazing science and arts institutions in South Ken, why not sign-up to our weekly newsletter. Bursting with great content, you'll be spoilt for choice. Every week, there's something different to see and do, from fantastic new exhibitions and wonderous collections to unique, one-off events to tantalise and excite. And if you're comfortably settled at home, we have just as much fun online. Quirky, different, entertaining, there's something for everyone.
Explore the universe from the comfort of your home in a series of online talks hosted by Japan House London which introduce the exciting work of JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Various dates to be announced soon
This Black History Month the RGS is sharing the stories of Black geographers from the 1800s through to the present day who have contributed to the better understanding of our world. Each Thursday during October, they will be sharing short profiles of some of the Black geographers who have a connection with the Society or who appear in the Society’s historical Collections.
Tribes is a fascinating exploration of both the benign and malign effects of our very human need to belong. How this need – genetically programmed and socially acquired – can manifest itself in positive ways, collaboratively achieving great things that individuals alone cannot. And yet how, in recent years, globalisation and digitisation have led to new, more pernicious kinds of tribalism.
Celebrate science and the arts at home with a year-round programme of online events from organisations across South Kensington. This month. peek behind the curtain with a magician helping surgeons develop new skills and explore how arts engagement affects mental and social wellbeing.
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.
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.
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.
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 Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) for this special talk on the emerald forests of Costa Rica. There is no other country on the planet that possesses such an abundance of remaining wildlife. This talk will take you on a tour of the core habitats; from the coral reefs to the mountain tops of over 3,000m and all the transitional habitats in-between. It will also seek to answer the question: if Costa Rica can do it, why can't the rest of us?
Come, draw and explore our closest star, the sun. The Science Museum has astonishing images created by scientists investigating the Sun. Curator Katy Barrett has picked out some of her favourites to inspire you with solar flares, Sun spots, eruptions and eclipses. This workshop is aimed at children aged 7-11 and their families.
Lewis Carroll’s Alice is an icon. Across fashion, film, theatre, music and photography, 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland', 'Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There' have provided endless inspirations and catalysts for creativity. Hear speakers from across the creative industries as they reveal how they have reimagined, radicalised and revitalised Alice and her world.
Hang out with the Nature Live Online team every Tuesday at 3pm for interactive talks featuring topical discussions with their scientists and cutting-edge research. From meteorites to mammoths, evolution to the climate crisis, Nature Live Online is a great way to explore the natural world. All events are free to watch online on the Museum's website, YouTube channel or Facebook page.
Hear from the key women shaping the future of South Kensington’s cultural sector in this panel discussion celebrating International Women’s Day. From starting a new urban nature movement at the Natural History Museum to a £40 million state of the art redevelopment of the Royal College of Music, join an all-female panel to discuss how women are re-shaping Albertopolis.
Science Museum Group Chief Executive, Sir Ian Blatchford, will be joined in conversation by Christian Aid CEO Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, to discuss the themes of her thought-provoking debut But Where Are You Really From? Telling the story of Mukwashi’s experience as a Christian black woman with Zambian heritage, born and living in the UK, the book explores the search for identity against a backdrop of faith, humanity and hope and how it feels to be judged on skin colour when identity is made up of so many things. Sir Ian and Amanda will discuss her book and the experiences that shaped it
The natural world is in crisis. As our demand for food, materials and energy soars, forests are becoming farmland, plastic is filling our oceans and the climate is heating fast. Explore the Natural History Museum's programme of live events where panellists including scientists, farmers, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, journalists, photographers and activists discuss the key challenges we face in building a greener future.
The Natural History Museum has a new exciting series of virtual events featuring Museum experts and scientists in discussion with activists, photographers, actors and musicians. Join them as they discuss how we can protect and support the natural world. Tune in live, ask your burning questions or catch up at a time that works for you.
In the penultimate of the Science Museum's series on Climate Talk, the streamed panel discussion focuses on the clean energy revolution with Q&As and events.
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.
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. ,
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.
#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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.