Soundings

Science night

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7179.339a (Published 30 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:339
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, general practitioner.
  1. London

    “Science,” announced my 9 year old son recently, “is BORING.”

    In a household where everything from cookery to bicycle maintenance is hypothesis driven, and where the younger sibling invariably has experiments on the go in the compost heap or outside drain, this statement is the ultimate heresy. We book our elder son and six friends in urgently for a night at the Science Museum.

    For £20 a head, we get to pitch our sleeping bags under the exhibit of our choice—from a 30ft …

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