Talks & Courses

Melting Ice

This inspiration workshop is especially for young people up to the age of 24.

If you're interested in poetry, climate change or art & activism, join us to explore climate change through poetry.

You'll get the opportunity to:

  • Meet professional poets
  • Take part in poetry-writing workshops
  • Explore how climate change is impacting our world
  • Discover how art can be used for activism

This event is part of the Melting Ice Writing Challenge

Women Making Waves at the National Maritime Museum

Reclaim how you are represented at our study day for Women’s History Month. Join discussions and activities with inspirational women from the maritime world to explore themes of image and identity and careers, to look back at the past and shape your own voice for the future. Presentations and workshops with eminent female writers, choreographers, photographers, seasoned sailors and artists will examine how the sea has influenced their practice and careers.

Jon Culshaw's Guide to the Night Sky

Jon is one of the judges for Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year and a frequent contributer to the Sky at Night amongst an illustrious comedy career. We're welcoming Jon to the Observatory to curate and share his own trip around the cosmos. From the near reaches of the Moon to the far reaches of the galaxy he'll be sure to wow us with a symphony of celestial delights.

Find out more about Insight Astronomer Photographer of the Year

Meet the Experts

Discover some of the fascinating work done by our teams of curators and conservators in these short weekly talks.


7 February: Because I’m Worth it: Elizabeth I’s Mask of Youth

Sue Prichard, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts


14 February: Manifesto for a Maritime Nation

Christine Riding, Head of Arts and Curator of the Queen’s House


21 February: Elizabeth I, Armada and the British Empire

Observatory Unlocked

Enjoy a range of public talks and activities delivered by our Observatory Explainers, ranging from short talks on the hidden stories of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to solar observing and hands on science demonstrations.

Our team of Observatory Explainers can answer your burning questions about astronomy such as: why do we need dark matter to explain the universe and how do astronomers know that space is expanding?


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