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What's on Tuesday 14 July

The programme for Tuesday 14 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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Scientist analysing brain scans

What are they up to now? 

10.15am – 10.45am

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 Breathing with your brain and Trusted autonomous vehicles. 

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

Summer Science highlights

11am – 11.15am

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
Scientists observing robot

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 A future without fakes, Guardians of the gut and Robots in the danger zone. Image © ORCA Hub.

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

The secret mind of pets

12.30pm – 12.45pm

Answer the much-pondered question “what is my pet thinking?” with Professor Anna Wilkinson.
Image © miodrag ignjatovic.

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

running-dog
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: Early science of the weather 

Live from 2.30pm

(Part 2 of 6) Explore how early Fellows of the Royal Society were key to the development of weather science. In this online story, we discover how their theories and inventions laid the foundations of the field in the 17th and 18th century. A showcase in partnership with the Met Office.

Visit the collections on Google Arts & Culture.

Weather illustrations
Man waves outside Antarctica tent

Adventures in Antarctica 

3pm – 3.15pm

Join Professor Eric Wolff on his field trip to the snowy wonderland that is Antarctica. In this short film we follow Professor Wolff and his team as they drill 650 metres into the West Antarctic ice sheet, unlocking the secret of earth's past climate, and allowing us a glimpse at the future.

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
Building a hut in Halley Bay, Antarctica

From the archives

6pm – 6.30pm

Join our Summer Science take on a movie screening with these historic expedition film reels that show scientific exploration in the early days. Today’s short film takes us to Halley Bay in 1957, as the Royal Society established a new research station in Antarctica. 

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

What's on Wednesday 15 July

Join Professor Brian Cox as he interviews a series of special guests in People of science, while Royal Society Librarian Keith Moore reveals the history of the Summer Science Exhibition.

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

Summer Science Online 15 July 2020

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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