One Culture: the Royal Society Festival of Literature and the Arts


Visit the Royal Society for a two-day festival celebrating science, literature and the arts!

The Royal Society's very first literary festival will celebrate the 350 years of our science book collection, as we bring together some of the best authors, scientists, poets, historians, and theatre practitioners to express, explore and enthuse about science and culture in all its forms.

Confirmed participants so far include John Banville, Marcus du Sautoy, Apostolos Doxiadis, Sian Ede, Sebastian Faulks, Lavinia Greenlaw, Sunetra Gupta, Richard Holmes, Michael Frayn, Paul Nurse, Tim Radford, Charlotte Sleigh, Ian Thomson and John Wright. We are also delighted to announce that Foyles will be providing the festival bookshop.

More event details including the full list of speakers and booking information can be found here. The event hashtag will be #oneculture

One Culture: the Royal Society Festival of Literature and the Arts 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • Are you seeing clearly? 26 May 2015 at The Royal Society, London CafĂ© Scientifique exploring the future of light on earth.
  • Bioinspiration of new technologies 27 May 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Denis Noble CBE FRS, Professor Clemens Kaminski and Professor Richard Templer
  • The next big thing 29 May 2015 at Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales Four Royal Society Research Fellows discuss their work at the forefront of science at the Hay Festival.

For more events please see the events diary.