Nature Live Online

Meet our scientists and discover the fascinating work carried out behind the scenes at the Museum.

Hang out with the Nature Live Online team every Tuesday at 12.30 BST for interactive talks featuring topical discussions with our scientists and cutting-edge research.

From meteorites to mammoths, evolution to the climate crisis, Nature Live Online is a great way to explore the natural world.

All events are free to watch online on the Museum's website, YouTube channel or Facebook page. You do not need to enter any personal information to watch these broadcasts, although you will need to log in to Facebook or YouTube to leave a comment.

Down the Mines

Tuesday 20 April, 12.30 BST

Many aspects of our lives from car batteries to smartphones are dependent on metals and rare elements that are often hidden deep beneath our feet.

How do we find and extract these crucial resources? How do we turn them into the products we use and what impact does this have on our planet? Join us as we go down into the mines to discover just what it takes to find valuable metals and how we will depend on them for a greener future.

Past talks

Visit the complete list of past talks on YouTube

The Museum is closed but our work continues

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Watch #NHM_Live

Watch recordings of past #NHM_Live events featuring our conservators, curators and researchers and a selection of the specimens from our over 80-million-strong collection that they care for and study.