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Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight at the British Library

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

This free exhibition at the British Library looks at the art and science of infographics.

Rather than taking a very broad approach, cherry picking a few examples from every branch of science it focuses on three main areas: health, biology and meteorology.  Each features both historically important examples and modern works.  John Snow’s On the Mode of Communication of Cholera and Notes on Matters, Affecting the Health, Efficiency and Hospital Administration of the British Army by Florence Nightingale sit alongside modern interactive pieces on the impact of different responses to an outbreak of an infectious disease and an animation of the global ocean currents.

Well worth a visit if you’re in the area (especially handy if you have some time to use up before getting a train from St Pancras or Euston).  On till late May.

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