Seven days in science - 23 April 2010

23 April 2010

The Capital Science event ‘Blood under the microscope – William Hewson, an 18th century anatomist’ took place on Tuesday (20 April) at London’s Hunterian Museum.

The next event in the Lens of Life season ‘Joseph Lister – surgeon and microscopist’ takes place on Wednesday (28 April) - go to for more details.

A study published in this week’s Royal Society journal Biology Letters suggests that it pays to be altruistic. The study by Karolina Sylwester and Gilbert Roberts of Newcastle University’s Institute of Neuroscience shows that we act cooperatively in order to enhance our personal reputation.

The two day conference The Royal Society and Science in the 20th Century concludes on Friday (23 April). The focus of conference is the development of the Royal Society during the 20th century and the Society's impact on science in the UK and beyond.

Tickets are now available for See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts, a unique ten-day summer festival at Southbank Centre in celebration of the Royal Society’s 350th anniversary. The festival will explore a range of science and technologies, links between the sciences and arts, and our human impulse to understand the world we live in. A host of cross-disciplinary collaborations, scientific and artistic events will also feature.