Materials science is the study of the stuff that makes up the world around us – metals, plastics,
ceramics and glasses. We apply theories and formulae to understand how the behaviour
of atoms and molecules gives rise to properties like strength, stretchiness, magnetism and
transparency. But this scientific side of materials is just one side of the story.

Join materials scientist-turned-storyteller Dr Anna Ploszajski to hear what science can learn from the world
of craft. We’ll cover how the historic divide between the arts and the sciences came about; the
lessons we can all learn from getting our hands dirty; and how collaboration between the arts
and the sciences is going to be crucial if we are to solve humanity’s biggest challenges.

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