Green plaque commemorates medical pioneers at site of Middlesex Hospital Medical School

A Green Plaque was installed in October at the site of the former Middlesex Hospital Medical School in Fitzrovia, to honour biochemists James Tait, Sylvia Simpson, and Hilary Grundy for their contribution to world medicine. The newly installed green plaque at the former Middlesex Hospital Medical School. In 1952, the three of them discovered Aldosterone, …

Future research, open science, and the power of storytelling

Front of wobbly building on Howland Street.

Scientists sharing research and working with literary and visual storytellers can help spread knowledge to build a better future. That's the theme of an event taking place in Fitzrovia in June. Social science-fiction writer Stephen Oram has been working alongside scientists as part of a project with King’s College London. "They do the science and …

Science for the public good or a dystopian future where artificial intelligence goes on the rampage?

Front of wobbly building on Howland Street.

Ground-breaking research into human thought and a vision of rogue robots and replicants hungry for more life will collide at a major event in Howland Street this week as part of Fitzrovia Festival. Georgina Ferry introduces Neural Architects, her behind-the-scenes account of a unique collaboration between a leading architectural practice, Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd, and …

David Attenborough to present inaugural lecture at Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

David Attenborough, sitting.

The renowned broadcaster and documentary film maker Sir David Attenborough is to give the first annual lecture at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre in Fitzrovia next week. Every year the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre in Howland Street will host the SWC Lecture and invite speakers who made outstanding contributions to neurobiology, neuroethology and behaviour. "It is a pleasure …

International students search for genetically modified prize in Boston

Group of students standing on steps.

A team of international students at the University of Westminster hopes to take first prize in a synthetic biology competition to be held this autumn in Boston in the United States. The team of thirteen students from Britain, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America will compete in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition in October. …