7 Dec 2005-15 March 2006. Capturing the spirit of Nobel prize winners achievements, this exhibition in the Pearson Gallery of the British Library focuses on 30 winners in all six of the fields designated by the Nobel award: peace, physics, chemistry, economic sciences, physiology or medicine and literature. Nelson Mandela, Marie Curie and the 14th Dalai Lama are among the Nobel winners whose lives and works are on display, with film, newspaper articles and sound recordings giving a picture of their personal and professional lives. The exhibition explores the history of these individuals in an attempt to discover what environmental, genetic or psychological factors lie behind their achievements and to what extent access to good research facilities comes into play. As a corollary to Beautiful Minds, the library will be hosting a variety of events including talks by such well-known personalities as Professor George Steiner and Dame Anita Roddick. Admission free. Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 09.30-18.00, Tues 09.30-20.00, Sat 09.30-17.00, Sun 11.00-17.00. 23-27 Dec and 1-2 Jan closed.
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Beautiful Minds at the British Library.
The British Library is at St Pancras, 96 Euston Road. By train: St Pancras, King's Cross, King's Cross Thameslink and Euston. By underground: King's Cross/St Pancras, Euston and Euston Square. By bus: 10, 30, 73 and 91. Tel. +44 (0) 8704441500.