Books, exhibitions, days out and more.
Contains adult themes that may be unsuitable for younger readers.
On 5 May 1930, aviator Amy Johnson left Croydon Airport in a secondhand Gipsy Moth biplane named Jason, bound for Australia. She arrived successfully, despite a sandstorm forcing her to land in the Iraqi desert, and a bumpy landing ripping a hole in the wing of her plane in Burma (modern-day Myanmar). She’s one of 20 well-known scientists, inventors and explorers who have been drawn by iconic British illustrator Quentin Blake.
The illustrations are on display at London’s Science Museum outside Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery. This interactive gallery features slides to teach visitors about friction, and a chemistry bar will offer up hands-on experiments – why not pop in for a play?