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Nancy Hopkins

Nancy is Marketing Manager at the Science and Industry Museum. She likes retired greyhounds and writing blogs.

To quote Bob Marley, the sun is shining and the weather is sweet. So what better way to enjoy this fine spell of weather we’re having than a quick look at our summery collection items? Deck chairs at the ready as we shine a light on our favourite sunshine objects.

With thousands of runners set to pound the pavements this weekend in the Great Manchester Run and the Great CityGames taking place just outside our window, we’ve taken a look at some of the weird and wonderful items in our collection related to keeping yourself in the very best of health.

As we say a fond farewell to our Robots exhibition and send our cyborgs up North to Newcastle, we take a look back on the things we’ve learnt over the last six months.

It seems as if robots are everywhere these days, so it was no surprise to hear that our autonomous chums are being sent into one of the most hostile and underexplored areas on the planet—the Larsen Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

Aaaah robots on camera, dontcha just love ‘em? We’ve been putting robots on screen for almost as long as we’ve been making films.

Wherever you look these days, mindfulness and meditation are being hailed as cure-alls, from reducing stress and anxiety to reducing blood pressure and even managing chronic pain.