About the Science and Engineering Collections
The collections include a mix of prototypes, historic lab
equipment and experimental apparatus. The collections include such
varied objects as the Nobel Prize citation and medal awarded to Sir
William Ramsay for his discovery of the Nobel Gases; Sir Ambrose
Flemings original thermionic valves;and Britain's very first x-ray used
for clinical purposes.
Science and Engineering subjects have been taught at UCL
since the founding of the University, in 1828, and the collections
reflect the almost 200 years of the history of the various departments.