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From Orkney to Plymouth, communities across the UK are celebrating the scientific heroes on their doorsteps. Take a look at the listings below and uncover your local scientific legacy with events, talks, walks and exhibitions.

From fossil hunting on the Isle of Wight, print-making in Cornwall to star-gazing in County Antrim, discover something new and explore the science that your area has to offer. 

More about Local Heroes

15 museums and galleries from across the country have been selected to take part in the Royal Society grant scheme which provides funding of up to £3,000 to reveal local stories of scientific brilliance. These projects unearth the stories of scientists from across the ages, including pioneers of the industrial age, intrepid Victorian dinosaur hunters and the discoverers of polythene – an invention that changed the world. 

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