Museums

What is Tantra? From its inception to the present day, Tantra has challenged religious, cultural and political norms around the world. A philosophy that emerged in India around the sixth century, Tantra has been linked to successive waves of revolutionary thought, from its ...
Who was Homer? The Greek hero Odysseus spent 10 long years striving to return home after the Trojan War. The stories of how he tricked the one-eyed Cyclops, evaded the flesh-eating Laestrygonians, and resisted the lure of the sirens as he struggled to ...
X-Ray Crystallography Explained with 3 Objects For millennia, humans have wondered about how the building blocks of the universe fit together. In the 20th century the science of X-ray crystallography revealed our molecular world at a level previously unimaginable, far beyond the limits of the microscope.
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An introduction to the Arctic The Arctic captures the imagination, calling to mind a pristine, empty, icy world that in many ways stands still: frozen and timeless. This romantic idea is appealing but of course false. You only have to read the news to know ...
Bonnie Greer: the Era of Reclamation ‘Truth is a big table and everybody’s got to sit at it.’
This is the quote that a critic selected in a review of my new podcast, an Audible Original series, In Search of Black History.
That’s me. I want ...
The British Museum Membercast: Looking for Troy The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’. Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from exclusive Members’ lectures at the Museum, artfully woven together with ...
Thomas Becket: the murder that shook the Middle Ages The assassination of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December 1170 changed the course of history. Becket was one of the most powerful figures of his time, serving as royal Chancellor and later as Archbishop of Canterbury. Initially a ...
How and why the Trojan war started You've probably heard of the Trojan war. Of the epic battle between the Trojans and the Greeks, the latter of whom ultimately win the 10-year-war thanks to the cunning use of a massive wooden horse. But why did this war ...
Polio Eradication in India India’s National Immunisation Days, dedicated to the fight against polio, began in 1995. Within two decades annual cases of the disease were down from over 3,000 to none. India was officially declared polio-free in 2014.
This film, made three years ...
How an MRI works Learn what an MRI machine is and how it works.
Not all wounds are visible This film was produced in collaboration with a small group of British military veterans from recent conflicts, who have all been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They hope to give an insight into the experience of living with ...
Troy exhibition Tread the line between myth and reality in this phenomenal new exhibition.
The BP exhibition Troy: myth and reality
21 November 2019 – 8 March 2020
Book now: shorturl.at/gn345
Supported by BP
The legend of Troy has endured for more ...

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