The Crucible - Where Scientists Meet Artists

The Dennis Rosen Trust and the New Scientist brought together people from both the art and science world for an evening of discussion, debate, idea sharing and networking with guest speaker Patrick Tresset.

Location: NEO Bankside, Pavillon A, 50 Holland Street, London, SE1 9FU



The evening was a unique opportunity for people  from the art world and the science world to share their ideas and expand their network of science and art. A great place to meet people who could help bring a new perspective to the things you think about every day.

Conversations and interest in the visualisation of scientific results, the application of music to medicine were some of the ideas that travelled round the room with some of London’s leading and practicing artists and scientists.

The Crucible ran alongside the 6 robots named Paul exhibition by Patrick Tresset who also attended the event.


The Rosen Trust exists to foster both greater understanding of art by scientists and of science by artists. This applies to every area of scientific and artistic endeavour. For artists it is both to make the basic areas of science intelligible to them so that they might act as materials for artistic development, and also to encourage artists to tackle scientific themes directly. For scientists it is to encourage thinking about the human and ethical dimensions of their work and also to encourage better writing by scientists as well as a deeper appreciation of non-scientific culture.

These two important communities had a place to meet; exchange ideas, and perhaps even kick start some collaborative projects.

This event was the second in a series (first was for Merge 2011).

ARTSimon Lunt