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Timeline: Genetics

A timeline of our understanding and accomplishments in the field of genetics.

I Love Dippy appeal!

Watch the video to find out about our I Love Dippy appeal. See it wide-screen on YouTube

Sir David Attenborough introduces our plans to renovate the Central Hall

Our much-loved and iconic Diplodocus, affectionately known as Dippy, is a memorable welcome to visitors as they enter the Central Hall. 

This magnificent hall is at the heart of the Museum and begins a journey of natural discovery for nearly 5 million people each year.

We would like to breathe new life into this space and showcase more star specimens.

Support our ambitious I Love Dippy appeal online or when you visit the Museum and help us raise money to renovate the Central Hall, Dippy’s home.

This is relevent to my interests and something I believe in. So thought I’d share it with you guys :)

The development of an animal from an egg has been a source of wonder throughout history

- Gilbert, developmental biology page 4 

Genius of Britain

If you are in the UK i would recommend watching this

'Britain's top scientific names tell the story of the British science and ingenuity that has been at the forefront of some of history's greatest advances

The first programme begins 350 years ago when a small group of friends, colleagues and rivals defied everything that was known about the world at that time.

Stephen Hawking and Jim Al-Khalili explain how Isaac Newton saw mathematics at the root of everything, from gravity to light.

James Dyson demonstrates Robert Boyle’s air pump, which revealed the life-giving invisible world around us, whose laws could be understood through experiment and reason.

David Attenborough celebrates the many interests of Christopher Wren, who was best known as an architect, but was equally fascinated by surgery and astronomy.

Richard Dawkins explores Robert Hooke’s revelatory microscopic world, and champions the virtues of a scientist whose name was almost wiped from the history books by men who despised him: most notably his arch-rival Newton.

And Kathy Sykes charts Edmond Halley’s exploration of the stars, which helped Britain’s sailors to rule the waves.’