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The Big Draw – Seeing closer

History of science


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


The Big Draw: Seeing closer ©The Royal Society

We opened our doors on 17 October for a day of art and science, as part of The Big Draw festival.

This year’s Royal Society Big Draw event celebrated the 350th anniversary of Micrographia, Robert Hooke’s seminal text of microscopic observations. Our free, family-friendly day featured talks, workshops and activities on the theme of microscopy. 

Activities on the day

The Big Draw zoom box

Online competition

If you can't attend in person, you can still get your hands on a special Royal Society 'zoom box' and make your own microscope. 

Simply draw a microscopic object and share the picture with us on Twitter. 

Find out how to enter.

This event was organised in association with the AHRC-funded project ‘Making Visible: The visual and graphic practices of the early Royal Society'.

The Big Draw – Seeing closer

Join us for a day of free activities for all ages

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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