Churchill’s science heroes feature in new exhibition

Date Posted: 13/11/2014

The new Churchill’s Scientists exhibition opens at the Science Museum in London on 23rd January.

Science fuses with history at the Science Museum in January, as part of a new exhibition called Churchill’s Scientists.

Timed to mark the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death, the show will shine the spotlight on the scientists who helped Britain to victory in World War Two.
Visitors will be able to discover more about the work of Robert Watson-Watt, who invented the radar, and the science of Dorothy Hodgkin, who pioneered X-ray crystallography.

They’ll also be able to delve into the ways in which science was used to develop nutrition and the production of medicines during the war.

The exhibition will feature unique objects from the Science Museum’s collections together with original archive film footage, letters and photographs.

Highlights include rarely seen relics of Britain’s war time atom bomb project ‘Tube Alloys’ and the high-speed camera built at Aldermaston to film the first microseconds of detonation of Britain’s home-grown atomic bomb, first tested in 1952.

Admission to the exhibition is free and the content is suitable for children in Key Stage 2 all the way up to adults.

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