Earlier this year I visited the impressive copy of the Bayeux Tapestry at Reading Museum ( a highly recommended journey). Little did I know that this experience – moving, intellectually stimulating and historically fascinating in itself – would lead to my involvement in CLASH! Yes – 7 choirs etc…as you can see from the poster. They … More Clash!
“In this virtuoso solo performance, Frances Lynch convincingly assumes the identities of different leading female scientists. The music is stunning and sophisticated, the ideas are challenging – and the dark humour underlines how heavily the odds are stacked against women who should be at the top of their profession” Patricia Fara President of the British … More Superwomen of Science
Electric Voice Theatre MUST record this music from a ground breaking women scientists and composers project, inspired by Rosalind Franklin. Source: Minerva Scientifica “The Franklin Effect” on CD
Is a week long enough to celebrate what our scientists have achieved? If I have learnt anything from working on Minerva Scientifica it is that science is not separate from life, it is with us every day – but somehow we don’t quite acknowledge it’s influence. But just as music is part of us – … More Minerva Scientifica – British Science Week
Well, I know we’ve already discovered it, but every child needs to discover it for themselves, and some, from Yerbury Primary School, Islington, did just that during a visit to the Museum of Life Sciences on the last day of February. Professor Brian Sutton was demonstrating symmetry to this wonderfully concentrated group of students from Year 6 when … More Minerva Scientifica – Discovering Zero
Dr.Gillian Sales was creating a lot of good vibrations today at Museum of Life Sciences with the help of some very well prepared and enthusiastic pupils from Pakeman Primary School, Islington. Together they explored the world of animal sounds in some unusual ways: – watching salt jumping on a vibrating membrane, popping the lids … More Minerva Scientifica – Good Vibrations
What do you see? Ducks? Or Triangles? In the Museum of Life Sciences Professor Brian Sutton was drawing unexpected symmetry from ducks, the exquisite tiling in the Alhambra Palace and Photo 51 – the work of Rosalind Franklin . His audience did indeed see beyond the ducks. Pupils from Arts & Media School Islington began to see … More Minerva Scientifica – Seeing Beyond the Ducks
It’s a good question. Dr. Claire Sharpe took time out from her important work on kidney disease to talk with an eager group of children at Yerbury Primary School in Islington. Her career was inspired by the story of Rosalind Franklin – would it have hurt Franklin to know her work had been used to prove the … More Minerva Scientifica – Does it hurt?
Here we are – at the start of something new…. well new to me…sitting in the fantastic Museum of Life Sciences on Guy’s Campus at King’s College London with its curator Dr.Gillian Sales, Prof. Phil Whitfield – Emeritus Professor and former Vice Principal, internationally renowned parasitologist (tapeworm Oochoristica Whitfieldii was named after him!), Dr Ann Bartlett from the Institute … More Minerva Scientifica in among the bones
Minerva Scientifica performances in August:(click links for details) Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2015 The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 There is a car park in Peckham where you won’t find any cars, but you will find collisions of culture and environment both unexpected and delightful in equal measure. Here is an inventive alternative culture … More Minerva Scientifica: Peckham Car Park Collides with Cern