1 December 2016 - 21 May 2017

Examining the historical origins of our ideas about other animals and the consequences of these for ourselves and our planet.


The fourth of our six-part series 'Electric Sublime' exploring the awe, surprise, astonishment and terror we feel towards electricity.


23 February 2017 - 25 June 2017

The natural power of electricity is all around and one of the most potent symbols of the modern world.


On its 20th anniversary we explore some of the themes we have in common with the amazing Buffy the Vampire Slayer, from language to sexuality.

‘Mend the Living’ by Maylis de Kerangal, an exploration of the emotional, physical and practical complexities of organ donation, wins the 2017 Wellcome Book Prize.

We’re pleased to announce that our shop is now available online. Browse a selection of our quirky gifts and books, delivered to your door.


A moving, wise and ultimately life-affirming account of one man's journey into blindness.