Events calendar

The Royal Society runs public lectures, scientific meetings and exhibitions throughout the year and the Summer Science Exhibition in July. Most of our events are free and open to the public and many are video recorded.

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Many of our events are broadcast live
or video recorded.

Past events

Fri 18 Apr 2014
5:30pm - 7:00pm

The dark side of the Universe

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Public lecture by Dr Clare Burrage as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival

Tue 15 Apr 2014
6:30pm - 7:30pm

The importance of science: an outsider's perspective

The Royal Society, London

Bill Bryson FRS in conversation with Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE

Tue 15 Apr 2014
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Cells to civilizations

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

Public Lecture by Professor Enrico Coen FRS

Fri 11 Apr 2014
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Staphylococcus aureus – biography of a bug sometimes super, most often not

The Royal Society, London

Public history of science lecture by Professor Hugh Pennington CBE

Tue 08 Apr 2014
9:00am - 5:00pm

Science, Industry and Big Data

BT Centre, 81 Newgate St, London EC1A 7AJ

Industrial and academic professionals who have a strong interest in Big Data will come together to highlight the international and interdisciplinary challenges of Big Data and to discuss how the interaction between the Big Data community in industry and those working on Big Data in science (e.g. in Astronomy, Particle Physics, and the Life sciences) can be enhanced. With a keynote by Sir Mark Walport

Fri 04 Apr 2014
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Women’s work: Dorothy Hodgkin and the culture and craft of X-ray crystallography

The Royal Society, London

Public history of science lecture by Georgina Ferry

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