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Museums at Night: the highlights

Museums at Night: the highlights

A rare chance to see some of London’s most interesting haunts in another light this weekend with the annual Museums at Night. A national event co-ordinated by Culture24, this weekend, 18-20th May, will see over 200 museums nationwide open after hours for special events and activities. What’s particularly interesting about this event is that it isn’t only the large museums doing it. The Natural History Museum and the Science Museum of course already have their own late night events, but this is an opportunity to see some of the lesser known, but no less fascinating, museums.  Read more

Video Special: Leonardo da Vinci anatomical drawings come to London

Video Special: Leonardo da Vinci anatomical drawings come to London

Leonardo da Vinci is arguably the greatest polymath of all time; renowned for his art, science and invention. The Mona Lisa, of course, is perhaps the world’s most famous painting, and there can be few who have not seen his Vitruvian Man, the sketch of a man with arms and legs outstretched. His inventions (although few were published and the majority made little or no contribution to future technology), include a hang glider and a machine rather like a helicopter.  Read more

Brain Reconstruction: the next biomedical breakthrough, or a biological impossibility?

Experimental stem cell research was the topic at a new venue for Nature London tonight: Gresham College on High Holborn. Gresham College is an independent Institution founded in 1597 and although it takes no students, has 8 professors and a large group of visiting professors all of whom give public lectures. In total the college organises about 140 public lectures a year on subjects from Art and Literature to Science, with an intriguing category of “Unusual”.  Read more