Seven days in science - 17 September 2010

17 September 2010

A number of Local Heroes and Capital Science events are taking place over the coming week, including ‘Health, medicine and chocolate’ (with chocolate tasting) at RCP London on Saturday 18 September.

Other events taking place include showings of Twinkle Twonkle, a presentation by Tall Stories theatre company; Hanging Hooke, a play by Siobhan Nicholas; a talk by Derek Flippance on the story of the Bailey Bridge and a new exhibit at Whitby Museum on William Scoresby Junior. For details on specific events, talks and exhibits visit the Royal Society Anniversary Calendar.

On 18 and 19 September 2010, the Royal Society opens its doors to the public as part of Open House London, the capital's biggest architectural festival. Visitors will be able to visit the Society and take an architectural tour of the building by pre-booking a guided tour through Open House.

The Kavli Royal Society Centre for the Advancement of Science at Chicheley Hall was officially opened on Tuesday 14 September 2010. Fellows of the Royal Society, including a number of Nobel Prize winners, gathered at the 18th century country home to hear the official dedication of the building and witness the unveiling of a portrait of the Centre's lead donor, Fred Kavli, who is Founder and Chairman of the Kavli Foundation.