Utopia 2016

To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s inspirational text 'Utopia', the exhibition 'Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility' was produced by The Courtauld Institute of Art, King’s College London and Somerset House.

We joined many departments at King's, each collaborating with architects and artists from their unique perspectives, to create a dedicated space centred around stem cell research.

Thomas More gave name and form to an idea capturing the human imagination: by imagining a better world is possible, we are empowered to create it. Utopia 2016 is all about imagination and new possibilities, all of these beginning with an idea.

Since the emergence of stem cell research, what was a Utopian dream has been brought to life, and stem cell technology is constantly offering new tools to maintain and reprogram stem cells. These new insights are invaluable to being able to study diseases, discover drugs and develop cell therapies.


Stem Cell Research: From Utopian Dream to Reality

What is so special about stem cells and what makes them so fascinating? What inspires the scientists in their research on stem cells? What possibilities are created with the advances on stem cell research? These are just a few questions that we asked the researchers from the Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine, at King’s College London.

Enjoy an insight into one of the world-leading laboratories working at the cutting edge of stem cell research, and learn from the researchers their hopes and visions on stem cells.



Directed and Produced by: Inês Sequeira and Chloe Hurling
Filmed and Edited by: Poe Panayiotou
Associate Producers: Caroline Dapré, Davide Danovi, Natalia Palasz.
Contributors: Scientists from the Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine
This film was made possible by the kind support of:
Eppendorf, Promega and Miltenyi Biotec