Perspectives are essays expressing the London Institute’s outlook. They range from commentary on how to organize science to popular accounts of our research to thoughts on some of our principles. Some perspectives have been published in the press and some are only available here.

  • The value of theory

    The value of theory

    From Newton to Penrose, Britain has always excelled at theoretical science — so why doesn't the government do more to support it?

  • Bit.Bio-LIMS partnership

    Bit.Bio-LIMS partnership

    Bit.Bio has partnered with the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences on a moonshot mission to create every human cell type for use in biomedical research.

  • Viral DARPA

    Viral DARPA

    Britain is perfectly placed to replicate the DARPA miracle, but it will need to embody the qualities that have made the agency exceptional.

  • Back to basics

    In The Spectator, the London Institute talks about the value of basic science and what the British government should do to promote it.

  • Brexit is an opportunity

    In Open Access Government, the London Institute argues that Britain’s record of scientific leadership will continue regardless of Brexit.

  • Dedicated to discovery

    In the Times Higher Education magazine, the London Institute contends that “We need to challenge the university monopoly on research”.