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The 350th anniversary of the Royal Society's library was celebrated with the One Culture festival. Over the first weekend in October 2011 some of the best novelists, scientists, poets and historians joined forces to explore the crosscurrents between science and culture. You can read an introduction to the festival, download a podcast to hear more about it, read about a number of the events on our blog, see a selection of photos taken during the weekend in the festival gallery, or explore further by clicking on the images below.
The festival will be held atthe Royal Society in central London.
Tickets for each eventwill be available on the door.
Please see the individual event listings for ticket prices.
Sam & I
by Take the Space Theatre Company
Exhibition at the Royal Society
The language and literature of body and mind (Sat, 10:00am)
What Mr Darwin Saw
Marcus Du Sautoy
Maths on stage: The dramatic life of numbers (Sat, 10:30am)
Possible worlds (Sat, 11:45am)
Charles II: 'Patronus et fundator' (Sat, 1:00pm)
On the booksellers' dilemma... (Sat, 2:30pm)
John Barrow, Gillian Beer and Eva Hoffman
About time (Sat, 2:30pm)
Science writing in the age of Shakespeare (Sat, 4:00pm)
Culture and hypochondria (Sat, 4:00pm)
The Age of Wonder and after (Sat, 5:15pm)
Jennifer Rohn hosts the science book club (Sat, 6:30pm)
Apostolos Doxiadis in conversation with Marcus Du Sautoy
Copenhagen and after (Sat, 8:00pm)
How narratives emerge in science and literature (Sun, 11:00am)
(Sun, 11:00am and 1:45pm)
The Pre-Raphaelites and science (Sun, 12:30pm)
Nicky Clayton in conversation with Mark Baldwin
Being other people (Sun, 1:45pm)
China Miéville in conversation with Tom Hunter
The SLA 3-day particle smashing diet (Sun, 3:15pm)
Darwin and Milton: Two views of Creation (Sun, 4:45pm)
The genesis of Primo Levi's ‘If This is a Man’ (Sun, 4:45pm)
John Banville in conversation with Siân Ede
Brian Dillon in conversation with Gwyneth Lewis
Foyles bookstore are the official bookseller for One Culture. Located at the heart of the festival venue they will be selling a range of titles that showcase the fascinating crosscurrents between science and literature, as well as books by the authors who will be taking part in discussions and signings throughout the weekend.
You can browse a selection of the books which will be on sale at the festival, or pre-order a copy now.
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