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Aficionados of air grabs, bizarre costumes, power ballads and pop are not the only ones preparing for the eclectic Eurovision Song Contest. Scientists are now attempting to predict the popular vote, reports Science Director Roger Highfield.

Etching of Coronation procession of His Majesty George the Fourth, 1821.

This weekend we celebrate the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey. Inspired by this historic event, we’ve delved into the collection and highlighted what you can see and do this weekend in our museums.

Trainee Assistant Digital Curator, Gabrielle Bryan-Quamina, delves into our collection to tell the story of the Radium Girls, the first casualties of industrial radium poisoning.

Boats on the river at Putney, London, in 1933

Each spring crowds of thousands gather on the banks of the river Thames in west London for The Boat Race, a rowing competition between crews from Cambridge and Oxford universities. Ahead of this year’s race, we reveal the story behind one winning boat.

British Science Week is always a highlight of the year for our colleagues and our young visitors – this year has been no exception with a wide range of activities happening all across the Science Museum Group. British Science Week is a 10-day celebration of science, engineering, technology and maths. Taking place from Friday 10 – Sunday 19 March 2023, this year’s theme is Connections.

To inspire futures is the Science Museum Group’s mission and it is central to our work towards a society where all people feel that science is for them and have access to the benefits it brings.