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The science of Harry Potter



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


Join Roger Highfield as he takes us on a journey to Hogwarts to unlock some of the secrets of our beloved wizarding world.

Could we make an invisibility cloak? Who is the greatest wizard of all? Could cosmic gravitational shielding unlock the secret of flying by broomstick?

Re-discover the much-loved stories and explore how, with a little help from science, the magical world of Harry Potter may not be as far from reality as we think.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • Seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Doors open 15 minutes before and we encourage guests to arrive early to guarantee a place
  • This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2016

For all enquiries, please contact

The science of Harry Potter The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK