Science Museum

How a Liberal MP's inability to draw led him to invent photography

30 April 2016 9:00 am

William Henry Fox Talbot had many accomplishments. He was Liberal MP for Chippenham; at Cambridge he won a prize for…

Yuri Gagarin in the cabin of Vostok, the spacecraft in which he made the first human journey to outer space on 12 April, 1961

When technology was art: Cosmonauts at the Science Museum reviewed

26 September 2015 8:00 am

‘The dominant narrative of space,’ I was told, in that strange language curators employ, ‘is America.’ Quite so. Kennedy stared…

All the fun of the fair

1 February 2014 9:00 am

The Works on Paper annual fair runs from 6 to 9 February at the Science Museum. Its name is a…

How I felt when I stepped inside the Hadron Collider

7 December 2013 9:00 am

I have a new party piece. I can explain, with a degree of clarity and precision, how the Hadron Collider…