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Discover the untold tales of scientific achievement in this hilarious blend of history and comedy.

We’ll be visited by the Ghosts of Science Past, Present and Future (in the form of actual human scientists) for three side-splitting stand-up comedy gigs exploring the entertaining tales about where science has been and is going.

From the obvious to the obscure, the influential to the unknown, our performers select their favourite figures and laughs will be plenty. Compèred by comedian and Wellcome Engagement Fellow Steve Cross.

This event is part of our Summer Science Exhibition Lates evening. 

Running times

This event will run at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm and last approximately 30 minutes.

Talk – admittance for our talks is first-come, first-served. Please ensure you arrive early for talks as we can get busy at the weekends and you may need to queue to get into the building.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required 
  • Seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 
  • Doors open 15 minutes before start of event
  • Adults only
  • Travel and accessibility information - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements 
  • Summer Science Exhibition Lates is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2018

For all enquiries, please email