On a day off from work I visited the recently opened Francis Crick Institute, located next to St Pancras station, to see the first public exhibition, How do we look? Exploring the scientific gaze at the Crick. The Institute is the largest biomedical library in Europe, and the exhibition looked at some of the images created by research scientists at the Crick in order to help solve scientific problems.
The images had aesthetic value in themselves, being, on a shallow level, fascinating and beautiful. The actual science I must confess is a bit beyond me, but I thought the exhibition did a good job of making the theory behind the images as accessible as possible. If nothing else, it certainly served to increase my respect for the cutting-edge scientific research being undertaken here.