The art class at HMP Wandsworth has been working on a collaborative science and art project, ‘Inside Science’, with Professor Ma from St George’s, University of London.
Professor Ma attends the art class around every six weeks to deliver interesting, informative and engaging talks about the science world to the learners. Some previous talks include Engineering against Nature - The Sinking of Venice and the Tower of Pisa; AI – Artificial Intelligence; Benford’s Law – a tantalizing and mysterious law of nature; A Capitalising Body – how the human body takes what it is given, and then maximises it; Zika virus – a new global emergency; Flu vaccine – a yearly race against time; What does it take to be human; Gene editing – a landmark discovery towards cutting disease, or is it?
The Novus team worked with the University to put together an art exhibition of learners’ work held at St George’s University Hospital. The aim was to exhibit work that had been inspired by Professor Ma’s talks and other works produced by learners in the art class. Following the success of the exhibition, the team are hoping to create another exhibition in the near future.