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To mark the start of Black History Month in the UK, Assistant Director & Head Curator Andrew McLean explores the legacy of Asquith Xavier, who successfully fought to become the first black worker employed as a train guard at London Euston station in 1966. This post is part of our Open for All series.

Curator of Art Collections Dr. Katy Barrett explores how working with artists in response to themes and objects in our collection can help to illuminate the role of science in our lives and identities. This post is part of our Open for All series.

In the latest in a series of online in-conversation events around the Science Museum Group’s value of being Open for All, Director & Chief Executive Sir Ian Blatchford talked to the Right Hon David Lammy MP about key themes from his latest book: Tribes: How Our Need to Belong Can Make or Break Society.

The UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this winter that could be more serious than the first, warned a report in July. Roger Highfield, Science Director, asks one of the authors about the state of current COVID-19 preparations.

Drones in the Driverless Who is in control? exhibition at the Science Museum

On National Wildlife Day we explore how drones are used across the world, playing an integral part in wildlife conservation and the preservation of our planet’s natural habitats.

Science Museum in London opens its doors

The Science Museum Group’s five museums are once again open to the public, following five months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Director and Chief Executive Sir Ian Blatchford reflects on this milestone.