Twilight science

An evening of exciting events as part of the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2014.

Twilight science

Event details

Exclusive preview packed full of exciting, interactive exhibits and events. Featuring some of the best scientists working in the UK, discussing their cutting-edge research over a cocktail. Mix up your Monday and join us for a night of Twilight Science.

Science showoff
7.30pm - 10pm
The original open mic night for scientists, Science Showoff is a chaotic mix of comedy, music and performance from people who want to share science in an exciting way.

Lab notes
7pm - 8pm and 8.30pm - 9.30pm
A natural selection of statistically significant songs from singer-songwriter Helen Arney, Royal Society University Research Fellow Andrew Pontzen and Guardian Science Weekly podcast pioneer Jonny Berliner. These songs are outliers you don’t want to dismiss!

Strange ice
6.30pm - 7.30pm and 8 - 9pm
Ice is a material so strange that it breaks almost every rule in our textbooks. The International Year of Crystallography gives Professor Andrea Sella the perfect opportunity to take stock of its properties, how it compares with other ices, and the way in which ice may be speaking to us of a future less certain than we imagine.
Listen to an audio podcast (mp3)

The sex life of insects
7pm - 8pm and 8.30pm - 9.30pm
Discover some of the incredible strategies insects use to further their species, from Natural History Museum expert Dr Erica McAlister. From super-sized sperm to dance routines and bribery, nothing is off limits for these masters of creative copulation!

Physics in the field
6pm - 10pm
Have a go yourself at some scientific experiments with these drop in sessions. Watch marshmallows expand before your very eyes or witness the amazing waterproof handkerchief.

Enquiries: Contact the events team





Twilight science 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • 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.
  • Stuff matters 31 May 2015 at Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales Join award winning author Mark Miodownik at the Hay Festival.
  • Elements, genomes and ecosystems: cascading nitrogen and phosphorus impacts across levels of biological organisation 01 June 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Andrew Leitch, Professor Maurine Neiman, Professor Dag Hessen, Professor Puni Jeyasingh, Professor Lawrence J. Weider and Dr Ilia Leitch

For more events please see the events diary.

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