Seven days in science - 27 May 2010

27 May 2010

The exhibition ‘John Aubrey and the development of experimental science’ starts on Friday (28 May) at Bodleian Library, Oxford.

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Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre for the Advancement of Science, opens its doors on 1 June - visit the new website for more information: The newly-opened centre hosts the discussion meeting Metallic metamaterials and plasmonics during its first week (2-3 June).

Manchester’s industrial pioneers will be celebrated in a series of family activity days at MoSI next week. Heroes of Industry (29 May – 6 June) is part of the Local Heroes programme.

President of the Royal Society Lord Martin Rees and author Bill Bryson, who edited the Royal Society’s 350th anniversary anthology Seeing Further: the Story of Science and the Royal Society, talk to the 2009 Michael Faraday Prize Winner Marcus du Sautoy at the Hay Festival (29 May).

Find out about the Stromboli volcano at the next talk in the Inspired Season at the Natural History Museum (27 May). The Stromboli volcano goes off every 20 minutes and is nicknamed the ‘Lighthouse of the Mediterranean’ after the episodic lightshow its eruptions produce. The Inspired season is part of the Capital Science programme.

In another Capital Science event, the Rosetta Stone is the subject of the next talk in the See Further with Science series at The British Museum (28 May).

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.