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Exhibit your work at the Summer Science Exhibition 2020

An amazing experience - extremely rewarding to have the opportunity to explain to the wider public what our work is and why we are doing it.

Exhibitor, 2019

I would highly recommend taking part in Summer Science, for the exposure it has given our research, and for the fantastic experience of connecting with visitors and getting direct feedback.

Exhibitor, 2019

One of the most enjoyable and satisfying outreach opportunities that I have ever taken part in. The range of background of visitor is so wide that almost each encounter brings up something new.

Exhibitor, 2019

It was a fantastic experience both in terms of the week itself but also for the skills portfolio that we developed as a team. As team leader I would now feel confident taking on big projects and in my own abilities to lead and direct.

Exhibitor, 2019

Applications to exhibit at the Summer Science Exhibition 2020 are now closed.

Applicants will receive updates on their submissions by the end of October 2019. 

Each year over 14,000 members of the public, including 2,500 school students, visit the Summer Science Exhibition. Many more are reached through coverage on TV, in the media and online.

The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to raise the profile of your research and institution with key influencers, including potential funders, government and the public. We welcome proposals from researchers in academia, industry and in between, as long as the project lead is UK-based.  

Learn more about the process and benefits of exhibiting at the Summer Science Exhibition.

Key dates

  • Opening date for proposals: 7 May 2019
  • Closing date for proposals: 3pm on 10 September 2019
  • Proposal results announced: Early November 2019
  • Planning Day: Early December 2019
  • Exhibition set-up: 4 - 5 July 2020
  • Exhibition: 6 - 12 July 2020
  • Exhibition break-down: 13 July 2020

Writing your proposal

Selection criteria

The Summer Science Exhibition Committee will invite 21 research exhibits to take part in the 2020 Summer Science Exhibition. 

They aim to select exhibits that cover a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. Three groups will also be selected as reserves. 

Selection will be based on:

  1. Quality and cutting edge science
    The most important component: the science on show should be novel, robust and ground-breaking
  2. Interactive and hands-on elements
    Wherever possible, exhibits should contain elements that visitors can touch and try out to understand the scientific concepts behind the research
  3. Interest to a broad audience
    The most successful exhibits are those that are relevant to visitors or their experiences

Learn more about exhibiting at the Summer Science Exhibition or read our guide for industry exhibitors

Contact us

If you have any questions, please email us on exhibition@royalsociety.org or call on +44 20 7451 2582

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