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The Evolution of Goodness

Why do we see acts of goodness in both animals and humans? This problem plagued Charles Darwin and will be discussed in the Science Series by Professor Lee Dugatkin of the University of Louisville, Kentucky on Monday 14 November 2016 at 7.30 pm.

Industrial Applications of Diamond

Prized as the hardest material on Earth, the first man-made diamond was synthesised in 1953. On Thursday October 20th, Dr Roger Nilen, of the Element Six Global Innovation Centre, Harwell, will highlight recent applications of diamond’s wonderful properties.

The Autumn Statement 2016

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced  that he will present his first Autumn Statement to Parliament on 23 November 2016.


Fossil Squid Ink

Dr Jakob Vinther of the University of Bristol has visited to sample 183 million year old squid ink from our fossil collection.

Centuries of storage, part 1

Keeping artefacts and specimens in good condition for hundreds of years requires careful monitoring and control of storage temperature and humidity.