Penicillin gave the allies a secret weapon during the Second World War and was soon being mass produced. Here we look at the history of this 'miracle drug' along with early photos of its manufacture by Jean Straker.
Franz Bauer's works are being exhibited as part of the Inspiring Kew exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. Julia explores Bauer's striking collection and history as one of Kew's most illustrious alumni.
The history of the Victoria amazonica - water lily has captured the imagination of Victorian botanists, plant hunters and even Queen Victoria herself. The incredible drawings of the plant by Walter Hood Fitch are currently on display as part of the Inspiring Kew exhibition.