Maritime Lecture Series - Space Ethics and Planetary Care

Space Ethics and Planetary Care

Apollo’s Earthrise image enabled us to see our fragile Earth floating in space. Over the next 50 years we are poised to explore, exploit and colonise our cosmos. This talk, the fourth in the series, seeks to address how we can learn to live as a global community within our - and other - planetary means.

The evening comprises a discussion between Dr Jill Stuart, expect in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration, and Farhana Yamin, environmental lawyer and climate change policy expert.

Maritime Lecture Series - The Moon, Faith and Spirituality

The Moon, Faith and Spirituality

Our Moon holds an important position for faiths and religions around the world.

For the third session in our five-part series, join us for a panel discussion with religious leaders representing Islam, Judaism and Christianity. This talk will discuss how our religious and spiritual connections to the Moon provide points of commonality and potential for positive change.

Doors open at 17:30. The panel discussion begins at 18:00.

Maritime Lecture Series - Time and The Moon

Time and The Moon

Timekeeper to humans since the dawn of time, the Moon's role in western colonisation and empires led to standardised global timekeeping, but the Moon is still a prominent feature in the continuity of life, agriculture, community and ritual for traditional societies.

In this second talk of the series, David Rooney, writer, historian and former Curator of Timekeeping at Royal Observatory Greenwich and Lucy Isaiah, Chair of the Greenwich Nigerian Community think through different notions of timekeeping cross-culturally. 

Maritime Lecture Series - Beauty, Awe and the Pale Blue Dot

Beauty, Awe and the Pale Blue Dot

The season starts with a talk on Beauty, Awe and the Pale Blue Dot: How Moon gazing, nature connection and the feeling of awe can redefine personal and societal perspectives, happiness and wellbeing. With Judy Wong CBE, painter, poet, environmental activist and Honorary President of the Black Environment Network.

Doors open at 17:30. Lecture begins at 18:00.

Deptford Wives

In 1773, Mary Lacy, a poor girl from Kent facing a lifetime as a domestic servant, ran away from home, disguised herself as a man, and joined the British Navy.

She became an apprentice shipwright, but when her gender was revealed, she was expelled from the Navy, leaving her to find her identity as a woman in a man's world.

Mary went on to become an architect and builder, building a row of houses now known as Deptford High Street, found time to write her memoirs and was the first woman to be granted a pension from the British Admiralty.

Tales for Tots

Join an adventure through time and place with Tamera the Time Traveller. Explore the Pacific and the freezing Polar regions and meet pirates and scientists from across time. 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00

Meet on the Great Map.


Hear stories of exploration and adventure that bring the Museum to life for younger visitors through song and movement. 10.30, 11.30, 13.00, 14.00

Meet in the Learning Space.



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