What's on at the Science and Engineering Collections

Current Exhibitions

Dangerous Diaries - Exploring Risks and Rewards in Fabrication

Date: September - March 2016. Location: Octagon Gallery, Ground floor of the Wilkins building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

From carving and cooking to printmaking and glass-blowing, how do we decipher the joys and perils of production? In conversation with artefacts from UCL Collections, this Octagon Gallery exhibition delves into the daily lives of materials and making enthusiasts to explore changing perceptions of risk and reward in fabrication.

The Science Collections have loaned a number of objects to the exhibition, including the Noble Prize medal awarded to William Ramsay, what is believed to be the first x-ray taken for clinical purposes in the UK and an early prototype for a dosemeter from Medical Physics. 

Ramsay spy cartoon

Sir William Ramsay Display

Ongoing. Location: UCL Engineering Building, UCL, Gower Street.

A small display exhibiting objects exploring the work of William Ramsay, the discoverer of the Nobel Gases. Ramsay taught at UCL between 1887 - 1913, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1904 "in recognition of his services in the discovery of the inert gaseous elements in air".

The display features original lab equipment and geissler tubes from the Chemistry Collection, as well as Ramsay's Order of the Bath medal.

For further information on the Chemistry Department please visit their website. Please note that visitors will need to pass through a manned security barrier to view this display. Staff and students are asked to bring their UCL ID with them. Outside visitors will need to talk to the security officer on duty.