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Sir Ian Blatchford, Director and Chief Executive of the Science Museum Group provides an update on the temporary closure of our five museums.

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.