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Sir David Attenborough at the National Media Museum in Bradford

Sir David Attenborough has been on television for seven decades. Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to the world’s most respected wildlife broadcaster about the huge changes he has witnessed since he started out with the BBC, and what to expect next.

In early 2020, we commissioned artist Bedwyr Williams to create an artistic response to the Science Museum Group Collection and its new home at the National Collections Centre (NCC) in Wiltshire, which will open to the public in 2024.

Climate change is the defining challenge of this century. Across the Science Museum Group we have put the issue at the heart of our work, from making the most of our opportunity to engage the millions of people who visit us with the science of climate change to achieving a rigorous net zero target by 2033.

This month a major Science Museum Group collection milestone has been reached: more than 150,000 objects now have an image attached in our online collection. Up from 5% in 2018, over a third of all objects in the collection are now visible online in a dramatic increase in accessibility. 

Although Omicron is milder than first feared, there is a failure of political imagination when it comes to the implications for pandemic preparedness. Roger Highfield, Science Director, looks beyond Omicron with the government’s influential life sciences advisor, Sir John Bell.

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