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What's on Monday 13 July

The programme for Monday 13 July can be found below. Premiered and live video content will be available to watch on our YouTube channel, with additional activities and online showcases released on social media throughout the day. The Exhibition content is generally suitable for an audience aged 12+. Direct links to each of the sessions will be made live shortly before the start time. All content is free to view and explore, and there is no need to register in advance.

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Welcome to Summer Science Online

Welcome to Summer Science Online 

10.30am

We launch our online programme with a welcome from Dr Julie Maxton, Executive Director of the Royal Society.

Watch on our YouTube livestream. 

Micrographia: turning the pages

10.30am – 11am

Discover a hidden world only visible to us when viewed through the microscope. Robert Hooke’s pioneering book of scientific illustrations is released on the Turning the pages platform for the first time and available to view in all its microscopic beauty. 

Watch an introduction on our YouTube livestream or view the Turning the pages platform.

Micrographia by Robert Hooke
Scientist observing vertical farm

What are they up to now?

11.30am – 12 noon

Ever wonder what our researchers do once the Summer Science Exhibition is finished? We catch up with some of our previous exhibitors to find out what’s new with their research since their time at the Exhibition. In this session, we hear from Take a bite out of climate change, Superbiomaterials to fight superbugs and Hot stuff: when radioactivity is good for you. Image: © Jack Wiseall.

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

Uncovering the complexity of doping in sport

12.30pm – 12.45pm

Are dopers born or made? Join Professor Susan Backhouse to explore the psychology of doping and the complex social and environmental factors that might lead an athlete to cheat. 

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

Swimmer
Priestley writing with a quill

Doodle of the day

Live from 1pm

Get your creative juices flowing in this daily art challenge. We’ll be posting an image from the Royal Society’s archive collection and we invite you to recreate it - in any format that takes your fancy.   

Follow us on Twitter to find today’s daily challenge. Share your pictures and photos with us using #summerscience.

Stormy weather: Weather lore

Live from 2.30pm

(Part 1 of 6) Explore how people predicted the weather in the days before scientific forecasting systems were put in place, and discover weather lore ranging from accurate observations to absurd divinations. A showcase in partnership with the Met Office.

Visit the collections on Google Arts & Culture.

Meteorological instrument illustration
water molecules cartoon

Powering the future 

3pm – 3.15pm

Venture into the lab with Dr Ulrich Hintermair to discover the role of chemical catalysts in the creation of sustainable energy.
Image © Smirkdingo

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

Summer Science highlights

4.30pm – 4.45pm

Take a trip down memory lane as we look back at some of our highlights over the past few years. Sit back and enjoy a selection of bite-sized videos by our expert exhibitors covering topics from astronomy to zoology, and everything in between. 

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

Visitors admiring light-up brain artwork
Scientific instrument

What are they up to now?

5pm – 5.30pm

Ever wonder what our researchers do once the Summer Science Exhibition is finished? We catch up with some of our previous exhibitors to find out what’s new with their research since their time at the Exhibition. In this session, we hear from Race against the ageing clock and Magnetic to the core.
Image © Annique van der Boon.

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

The big Summer Science quiz

6pm – 7pm

Join our big family-friendly online quiz evening with a host of special guests and Fellows of the Royal Society pitching questions on their favourite topics. With rounds on movies, space, the elements and more, get your team together, grab a pen and paper and go for quiz glory.

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

The big Summer Science Quiz
Summer Science Online 14 July 2020

What's on Tuesday 14 July 

Catch up on highlights from previous Exhibitions, explore the science of weather, find out what your pet is really thinking, and accompany Professor Eric Wolff on his field trip through Antarctica. 

Follow all this and more on Tuesday at Summer Science Online.

Missed any content during the week?

Head to our dedicated playlist on YouTube to catch-up on any sessions you miss during the week.

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