How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another

7th April 2020

Royal Science Institution, London 7- 8.30pm

How did the brevity of the telegram influenced Hemingway's writing style? How did a young chemist expose the use of Polaroid's cameras to create passbooks to track black citizens in apartheid South Africa?

This talk showcases little-known inventors, particularly people of colour and women, who had a significant impact but whose accomplishments have been hidden by mythmaking, bias, and convention.

Science writer Ainissa Ramirez examines eight inventions, revealing the fascinating and inspiring stories of our relationships with technologies.

Standard £16; Concession £10; RI Members and RI Patrons £7

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