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Inspiring Science: Experiment with Ideas


British Library Inventor in Residence Mark Sheahan

The British Library will be holding a celebration of scientists and scientific endeavour 25 February – 24 March 2013.

As part of this celebration, artworks formed in collaboration with the Library and Central Saint Martins. The Centre will also be holding a free speed mentoring session for budding inventors and product makers.

Encounters between Art and Science

25 February – 24 March 2013


While you are visiting the Centre why not take a look at the various artworks installed throughout the public spaces of the Library. 

Each work has been inspired by the science collections and a result of collaboration between the Science, Technology and Medicine team at the Library and Art and Science MA participants from Central Saint Martins.

The artworks highlight how science and art have more in common than we might think.

Pieces include a ‘Cabinet of Cosmic Wonder’, reinterpreted Medieval bestiaries, a sound installation reflecting on the way libraries are quiet yet contain many words, and photographs of the masonry of the City of London.



Go, Go Gadget: Speed mentoring session

19 March 2013, 10.00 - 13.00


Do you have an idea for an invention or gadget? 

Save yourself time and money by getting the right advice from our product development experts.

Find out the best route to market, how to protect your idea and reach your target audience.

Our trusted inventors and experts can answer all your burning questions to get your invention to market.

This event will be the perfect opportunity to network with fellow inventors and get practical information to inspire new invention and confidence.

Book now and look at our panel of experts.

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