Dirt, Filthy New Exhibition At Wellcome Collection

Dirt, Filthy New Exhibition At Wellcome Collection

I’m not sure I’ve walked into a room full of excrement before. Five slabs of faecal matter, arranged under mood lighting like some scatological Take That tribute act. Very strange. Such is the wont of the Wellcome Collection, which habitually lines its galleries with unlikely wonders.  Read more

The Scientific Tourist In London: #17 Alan Turing’s Birth Place

The Scientific Tourist In London: #17 Alan Turing’s Birth Place

The streets of Maida Vale and Little Venice are a pleasant place to stroll. The area is characterised by wide (for London) boulevards lined with grand, immaculate houses. In one such property, on 23 June 1912, a boy named Alan came into this world. Almost 100 years on, the world is a very different place, thanks partly to Alan Turing.  Read more

Science Pub Quiz: Next Monday

Just a reminder that the next science-themed ‘pub’ quiz takes place at the Royal Institution next Monday. Turn up for a 7pm start (although I’d advise getting there around 6.30-6.45 to be sure of a table in the main room. As usual, I’ll be co-hosting with Martin Davies from the Royal Institution. Entry costs £2 per person and you can take part in teams of up to five. The winners get a big old pot of money. Hopefully see some of you there (and that means you, Nature staffers).  Read more

Science Fiction Movie Quiz

Schemes and Memes blog is running a short series focusing on science on the screen. By way of contribution, here’s a fun science fiction movie quiz for you to get your robotically enhanced teeth into. The questions come courtesy of the Bigger Boat Film Quiz, who put on regular movie-based pub quizzes in Brixton and Highgate. Their next event is also a sci-fi special, and takes place on 29 March in Brixton’s Ritzy.  Read more