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Festival Event

Imagine...Science: Are astronauts extinct?

Lord Martin Rees FRS talks to Professor Catherine Heymans

Sunday 29 May 2022

£10

Festival Event

Imagine...Science: I Am a Book. I Am a Portal to the Universe.

Miriam Quick talks to Sharna Jackson 

Tuesday 31 May 2022

£6

Festival Event

Imagine...Science: Control - the dark history and troubling present of eugenics

Dr Adam Rutherford talks to Professor Veronica van Heyningen FRS

Thursday 02 June 2022

£12

Festival Event

Imagine...Science: Thinking better - the art of the shortcut

Professor Marcus du Sautoy FRS talks to Dr Hannah Critchlow

Sunday 05 June 2022

£10

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Prize Lecture

“A sex so little made to brave the thorns of science”: The historical representation of women in mathematics

From medieval times to the modern day, female mathematicians, real and fictional, have been represented in a variety of ways, both in pictures and in words. These depictions allow us to learn about the women…

Monday 06 June 2022

The Royal Society

Free

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FREE EVENT

Panel Discussion

Lessons from modelling the pandemic

Join the Royal Society as we reflect on the scientific and policy implications of modelling the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Monday 13 June 2022

The Royal Society

Free

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FREE EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Summer Science Exhibition 2022

The Summer Science Exhibition returns to central London!

06 - 10 July 2022

London

Free

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FREE EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Guided Walk: Discover the hidden wildlife of St James’s Park

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2022. 

Saturday 09 July 2022

London

Free

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FREE EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Kids' Zone

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2022. 

Saturday 09 July 2022

London

Free

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FREE EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Meet the plant scientists

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2022. 

Saturday 09 July 2022

London

Free

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FREE EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Friends and foes in our ponds

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2022. 

Saturday 09 July 2022

London

Free

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FREE EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Dr Zoo's Travelling Science Lab

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2022. 

Saturday 09 July 2022

London

Free

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FREE EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Cyanotype making workshop

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2022. 

Saturday 09 July 2022

London

Free

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FREE EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Street Science Busking

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2022. 

Saturday 09 July 2022

London

Free

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FREE EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Stitch'n'stem

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2022. 

Saturday 09 July 2022

The Royal Society

Free

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FREE EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

A hard nut to crack: How diet shapes the squirrel skull

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2022. 

Sunday 10 July 2022

London

Free

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FREE EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Kids' Zone

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2022. 

Sunday 10 July 2022

London

Free

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FREE EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Dr Zoo's Travelling Science Lab

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2022. 

Sunday 10 July 2022

London

Free

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FREE EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Street Science Busking

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2022. 

Sunday 10 July 2022

London

Free

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FREE EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Touch sensing in animals, humans and robots

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2022. 

Sunday 10 July 2022

London

Free

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

GREENBAT meets GREENCAT: towards delivering truly sustainable energy storage and conversion technologies

Kavli Medal and Lecture 2022 given by Professor Magda Titirici.

Thursday 05 May 2022

Free

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

Visualising the molecules of life

The Leeuwenhoek Medal and Lecture 2022 given by Dr Sjors Scheres FRS.

Tuesday 26 April 2022

The Royal Society

Free

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PAST EVENT

Conference

Aldabra Research Station 50th Anniversary Celebration Symposium at the Royal Society

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Aldabra research station, organised by the Royal Society and Seychelles Island Foundation.

Thursday 21 April 2022

The Royal Society

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

Nutrient sensing by the brain in health and disease

The Croonian Medal and Lecture 2022 given by Sir Stephen O'Rahilly FMedSci FRS and Professor Sadaf Farooqi FMedSci FRS.

Thursday 14 April 2022

The Royal Society

Free

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PAST EVENT

Conference

Climate change: science, responses and research needs

Join the Royal Society as we reflect on the implications of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report for the UK and urgent policy and research needs.

11 - 12 April 2022

The Royal Society

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Can we bring animals back from extinction?

This panel brought together scientists from across the world to discuss the topic of de-extinction and how far the field of genetics has grown.

Wednesday 16 March 2022

Online

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Young People's Book Prize 2021 Awards Ceremony

Who invented vaccines? How do you read Morse code? Can we stop climate change? How big are a spider’s eyes? And an anteater’s tongue?

Tuesday 08 March 2022

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Looking Ahead to the Third Human Genome Editing Summit

In partnership with the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, the US National Academies of Sciences and Medicine and The World Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society hosted a three-part series of online events looking…

07 - 09 March 2022

Online

Free

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

Quantum processors: making machines at the atomic-limit

The Bakerian Medal and Lecture 2022 given by Professor Michelle Simmons FRS.

Tuesday 01 March 2022

Free

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

Space weather and implications for life on other worlds

Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 2021 given by Dr Suzanne Imber.

Wednesday 09 February 2022

Free

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PAST EVENT

Exhibition

Stormy weather - from lore to science

This exhibition is a partnership between the Royal Society collections and the National Meteorological Library and Archive.

31 January - 30 April 2022

The Royal Society

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

You and the planet: Tomorrow's Earth

Submit your questions for the panel or go to slido.com and enter code #T271. What is your vision for Tomorrow’s Earth? Whether you imagine flying cars, robot companions or materials that think for themselves, we can…

Thursday 27 January 2022

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

The Online Information Environment: Professor Melissa Terras in conversation with Dr Vint Cerf ForMemRS

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Free

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

Nanoengineered seaweed for scarless skin regeneration

The Royal Society Rising Star Africa Prize 2021 given by Dr Nowsheen Goonoo.

Thursday 06 January 2022

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Voices from the Syrian Academic Community

06 - 10 December 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

Fighting diseases with cross-species vaccination

Thursday 02 December 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Stories from Science City

Join curators and other experts as they share stories of the people, places, objects and ideas that reveal how science shaped London, and London shaped science.

Wednesday 01 December 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize award ceremony

 

Monday 29 November 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Hubble's legacy: A journey into the Universe

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Celebrating the quatercentenary of the birth of Thomas Willis

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Thursday 18 November 2021

Free Event

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Prize Lecture

Probabilistic Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday 10 November 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Cop26

Climate change and health at COP26

Climate action to protect and promote health: sharing knowledge among regions to focus on solutions

Wednesday 10 November 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Cop26

Ask big questions about climate change at COP26

Drop into the Royal Society’s exhibit at Glasgow Science Centre and join live virtual Q&As with some of the leading scientists on the frontline in the battle against climate change and biodiversity loss.

Saturday 06 November 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Cop26

Meet the climate scientists of tomorrow at COP26

Drop into the Royal Society’s exhibit at Glasgow Science Centre and join live Q&As with some of the inspirational young people that are taking action to save our planet through science. 

Friday 05 November 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Panel Discussion

Living with COVID-19: When a pandemic becomes endemic

When does a pandemic become endemic? 

Wednesday 03 November 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

Mathematics, Pandemics and Us

 

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Academic freedom: right or privilege? - Science and Civilisation lecture 2021

Monday 25 October 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

Poxvirus research after smallpox eradication: new findings with an old vaccine

Thursday 07 October 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Party Conference

Conservative Party Conference: Becoming a “science superpower”: will the UK be fit to tackle the next global crisis?

Tuesday 05 October 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Party Conference

Conservative Party Conference: Preparing for future challenges: how can Government best use science?

Tuesday 05 October 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Party Conference

Labour Party Conference: Becoming a “science superpower”: will the UK be fit to tackle the next global crisis?

Monday 27 September 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Party Conference

Labour Party Conference: Preparing for future challenges: how can Government best use science?

Monday 27 September 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

A.C. Grayling: Learning from the Age of Genius

The Age of Genius explores the intertwining of outward event and inner intellectual life to tell the story of the 17th century in Europe. Its author, Professor A.C. Grayling, joins us to discuss that story.  

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Party Conference

Liberal Democrat Party Conference: Becoming a “science superpower”: will the UK be fit to tackle the next global crisis?

Friday 17 September 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Has there ever been life on Mars?

This event was part of the Royal Society's post Summer Science series of events. To explore more of the Summer Science on demand programme explore the interactive hub, catch up on the Royal Society's YouTube…

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Open House

Open House

The Royal Society opens its doors online with an exciting range of digital content over Open House Festival 2021.

04 - 12 September 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

London: Science City 2021

Science City 1550 - 1800: The Linbury Gallery tells the story of how London grew to become a global hub for scientific and technological innovation, but where does it stand in 2021?

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Engineering ExoMars

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase. 

Sunday 11 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Going wild: Why do captive animals need their wild behaviours?

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Sunday 11 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Weirdology

This event is part of the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Sunday 11 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

BO and beyond

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Sunday 11 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Extinction: Evolution's Partner in Crime?

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Saturday 10 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Would you trust a robot surgeon?

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Saturday 10 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Monte-Carlo simulation and The Pirates of the Caribbean

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Saturday 10 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Maddie and Greg take over Summer Science

This event is part of the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Saturday 10 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Mining for a sustainable future

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Saturday 10 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Weekend workshops

10 - 11 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

In and under the skin

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Friday 09 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Detecting landmines for a safer world

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society's 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Friday 09 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Inspiring intergenerational connections post COVID-19

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Friday 09 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

What happens when there's too much water?

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Friday 09 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Stories from the frontier of Earth observation

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Friday 09 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Mapping tumours

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Thursday 08 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Ancestors with Professor Alice Roberts

Join author, academic and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts as she journeys through time to uncover the lost stories of our prehistoric ancestors - written in stone, pottery, metal and bone.

Thursday 08 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Eagle inspired engineering

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Thursday 08 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

The life and death of galaxies

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Thursday 08 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

What a waste

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase. 

Thursday 08 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

The rapidly changing world of neural interfaces

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Thursday 08 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Beauty quarks behaving badly

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Thursday 08 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Air pollution: can you catch a gas?

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Thursday 08 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

How has Hubble transformed our view of the distant Universe?

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Thursday 08 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

History of Science’s Summer Science Showcase

Taking mother nature as our inspiration for Summer Science this year, join us straight from the Royal Society’s archives as we journey through the microscopic discoveries of both sea and land to the giants of the…

08 July - 31 August 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Summer Science on demand

08 July - 31 August 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

How to print your ‘wonder pill’?

This event is part of our Summer Science 2021 launch on Wednesday 7 July. A special evening featuring the return of our family friendly Big Summer Science quiz and lightning lecture sessions with some of our…

Wednesday 07 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Big Summer Science quiz

This event is part of the Royal Society's 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Wednesday 07 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

What is a bee’s favourite flower, and why should we care?

This event is part of our Summer Science 2021 launch on Wednesday 7 July. A special evening featuring the return of our family friendly Big Summer Science quiz and lightning lecture sessions with some of our…

Wednesday 07 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Summer Science launch evening

Our Summer Science 2021 will be launching this July with a special evening on Wednesday 7 July featuring the return of our family friendly Big Summer Science quiz and lightning lecture sessions with some of our…

Wednesday 07 July 2021

free

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PAST EVENT

Online

The role of African scientists in feeding the continent

Royal Society Africa Prize Lecture 2020 with Dr Steven Runo

Monday 05 July 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Transforming Our Future

Sustainable packaging: protecting products and the planet

This Royal Society symposium brought together stakeholders from the packaging industry to highlight new approaches to replace, reuse, or remove plastic from packaging and discussed how green materials aren't so…

Friday 02 July 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Everything in motion: How our brains learn to control our bodies

Ferrier Lecture 2021 given by Professor Daniel Wolpert FMedSci FRS

Thursday 17 June 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

The Art of Data

Fact-based data are powerful tools to combat fake news and misinformation. But how many of us really understand the significance of voter polls, probability or the COVID dashboard? 

Sunday 13 June 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Gaia Vince, Jim Al-Khalili and Camilla Pang in conversation at Hay Festival

Understanding ourselves and the world around us are arguably the biggest tasks of being human. Science writers can demystify who we are, where we have come from, and where we might be heading.

Saturday 05 June 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

Brain mechanisms of addictive behaviour

The Croonian Lecture 2021 delivered by Professor Barry Everitt FMedSci FRS.

Thursday 27 May 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

What is (Quantum) Life?

In this ‘in-conversation’ style event, Professor Jim Al-Khalili speaks to geneticist, author, and BBC presenter Dr Adam Rutherford, about his work into the origins of quantum biology as a 21st century science and…

Thursday 20 May 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

Vaccines: a double dose

Join Professor Brian Cox and our panel of experts as they revisit the landscape of vaccines and what matters now as the world continues to face COVID-19.

Thursday 06 May 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

You and the planet: oceans

There are plenty of fish in the sea, or so the saying goes. But for how much longer? With increasing overfishing, growing amounts of pollution and global temperatures rising, our ocean and its ecosystems are under…

Thursday 29 April 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

Fast Radio Bursts

Bakerian Lecture 2021 delivered by Professor Victoria Kaspi CC FRS

Tuesday 27 April 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

Long Covid: an unfolding story

 

Thursday 08 April 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

No series available.

Computers and Computer People, 1950s-1990s

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Tuesday 16 March 2021

Free Event

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Online

Celebrating science with the Young People's Book Prize

Why is the world round? Who discovered antibiotics by accident? What makes my tummy gurgle? Where does my favourite chocolate come from? 

Friday 12 March 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

Building the future: animate materials

What could a future with animate materials look like? Imagine a future where roads can self-heal, tiny robotic molecules can assemble themselves into household objects, and living buildings can harvest carbon…

Wednesday 10 March 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Day 4 highlights - 2021 Commonwealth Science Conference: Science for a resilient future

Friday 26 February 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

Day 3 highlights - 2021 Commonwealth Science Conference: Science for a resilient future

Thursday 25 February 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

Day 2 highlights - 2021 Commonwealth Science Conference: Science for a resilient future

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

Day 1 highlights - 2021 Commonwealth Science Conference: Science for a resilient future

Tuesday 23 February 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

Explaining Humans with Dr Camilla Pang

What science can teach us about life, love and relationships. How do we understand the people around us? How do we recognise people's motivations, their behaviour, or even their facial expressions? And, when do we…

Monday 22 February 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Can we adapt to a changing climate?

Throughout history, humanity's survival has depended, in part, on our ability to adapt to natural fluctuations in our environment. And now, as our planet faces unprecedented shifts in the climate, it has never been…

Thursday 18 February 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

You and the planet: air

Air pollution causes around 7 million premature deaths every year, according to the World Health Organisation. And, as well as the impact on human health, poor air quality and increasing greenhouse gases in our…

Tuesday 16 February 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Shining a light on the brain

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body and the intricate systems and interactions within enable us to sense, feel, think and do. Being able to map these networks and the billions of connections that…

Tuesday 09 February 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

The Economics of Biodiversity: the Dasgupta Review

Tuesday 02 February 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

The race for a vaccine

Will vaccines provide the solution to the coronavirus pandemic?

Thursday 28 January 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

The race for a vaccine

Will vaccines provide the solution to the coronavirus pandemic?

Thursday 28 January 2021

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Putting the sun in a bottle: the path to delivering sustainable fusion power

The Royal Society Kavli Medal and Lecture 2019 given by Professor Ian Chapman.

Wednesday 27 January 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

How we learn, predict and decide: the circuit basis of behaviour

Francis Crick Lecture 2020 delivered by Dr Marta Zlatic

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

Are threats to academic freedom damaging global science?

 

Thursday 10 December 2020

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Digital Technologies and the Planet: Towards Net Zero

10 - 11 December 2020

London

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

The what, the how and the why of the pandemic

Our panel of expert scientists explored the science behind the pandemic, and discussed what it is about this particular virus that makes it so infectious and potentially life-threatening on an unprecedented global…

Monday 07 December 2020

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Seeing the future: how our brains decide our actions

The Ferrier prize lecture given by Professor Ray Dolan FMedSci FRS, who was awarded the Ferrier Medal and Lecture 2019.

Thursday 03 December 2020

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

You and the planet: technology

Our panel of experts came together to discuss the incredible opportunities provided by digital technologies in mitigating climate change and helping us to achieve net zero.   

Thursday 03 December 2020

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

Ask the experts: Coronavirus - SNP Party conference fringe meeting

Monday 30 November 2020

Free for attendees of the SNP party conference

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PAST EVENT

Online

Defining science through history

Our understandings of science are ever-changing, defined as much by our times as by the individual stories of scientists who contribute to it. 

Thursday 26 November 2020

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Automatic understanding of the visual world

The Royal Society Milner Prize Lecture 2020 given by Dr Cordelia Schmid.

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

Communicating statistics in the time of Covid

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been exposed to more data and statistics than ever before. With decisions affecting everyone’s lives being made based on this data, understanding it has never been more…

Thursday 12 November 2020

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

Is science writing the solution?

Is science writing the solution? A panel discussion hosted by Professor Alice Roberts, followed by the announcement of the winner of the 2020 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize. At a time when the…

Tuesday 03 November 2020

Free

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PAST EVENT

Online

You and the planet: the new normal

Combating climate change and protecting global biodiversity was at the top of the world’s agenda before COVID-19 struck. And, while battling the pandemic remains at the forefront of global efforts, the climate…

Thursday 29 October 2020

Free Event

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Online

An evening with Stephen Fry and Venki Ramakrishnan

The very nature of science is to establish truth about the world around us, from groundbreaking new discoveries, like the Higgs boson, gravitational waves or the potential for life in the clouds of Venus, to issues…

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Free Event

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Online

Professor Brian Cox introduces the Science Book Prize

Join Professor Brian Cox as he introduces the shortlist for the 2020 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize.

Monday 19 October 2020

£5

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PAST EVENT

Online

Making Europe a leader in AI: in conversation with Venki Ramakrishnan, Antoine Petit and Martin Stratmann

An international interactive online event organised by the Royal Society, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Max Planck Society.

Wednesday 07 October 2020

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Online

Conservative Party Conference

This event is jointly hosted by the UK National Academies; the Royal Society, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medical Sciences. 

Monday 05 October 2020

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Online

Liberal Democrat Party Conference

This event is jointly hosted by the UK National Academies; the Royal Society, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medical Sciences.

Friday 25 September 2020

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

No series available.

Labour Party Connected Conference: Ask the experts: Coronavirus

This event is jointly hosted by the UK National Academies; the Royal Society, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medical Sciences.

Monday 21 September 2020

Free

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PAST EVENT

Open House

Open House

A chance to explore the history and architectural highlights of Carlton House Terrace, the home of the UK’s national academy of science from the comfort of your own home.

19 - 20 September 2020

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Summer Science Online: Ask the SpaceXperts

Part of Summer Science Online  - the Royal Society's free digital programme of talks, quizzes and videos celebrating cutting-edge and historic science.

Friday 17 July 2020

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Summer Science Online: The big Summer Science quiz

Part of Summer Science Online  - the Royal Society's free digital programme of talks, quizzes and videos celebrating cutting-edge and historic science.

Monday 13 July 2020

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Summer Science Online

We're moving Summer Science online, with a free digital programme of talks, quizzes and videos celebrating cutting-edge and historic science.

13 - 17 July 2020

London

Free

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PAST EVENT

International

Climate change and innovative paths to a sustainable future - POSTPONED

This lecture is postponed. More details to follow. International lecture given by Professor Steven Chu ForMemRS, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and former United States Secretary of Energy.

Monday 22 June 2020

Free Event

PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

Shining a light on brain cells - POSTPONED

This lecture is postponed. More details to follow. Ed Boyden is Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology at MIT, associate professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT's Media Lab and…

Tuesday 09 June 2020

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Festival Event

The next big thing

Royal Society Research Fellows Rachel Lowe, Charlotte Lloyd and Myriam Chimen discuss the next big thing.

Friday 29 May 2020

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar 2019 prize lecture - POSTPONED

This lecture is postponed. More details to follow. Professor Simon Schaffer was awarded the Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture 2019 for his contributions to the communication of the history of science. 

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Free

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar 2019 prize lecture - POSTPONED

This lecture is postponed. More details to follow. Professor Simon Schaffer was awarded the Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture 2019 for his contributions to the communication of the history of science. 

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Free

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PAST EVENT

Panel Discussion

The art of sleep - POSTPONED

This lecture is postponed. More details to follow. Professor of Circadian Neuroscience Russell Foster and artist Tom Hammick discuss the effect of different sleep patterns and nocturnal working on an artist’s…

Friday 27 March 2020

London

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

You And The Planet

You and the planet: family festival

Join us for a celebration of You and the Planet; the Royal Society’s event series exploring global environmental issues across the UK and asking how science can look after the planet and life on it.

Saturday 21 March 2020

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

You And The Planet

You and the planet: family festival - POSTPONED

This event is postponed. More details to follow.  Join us for a celebration of You and the Planet; the Royal Society’s event series exploring global environmental issues across the UK and asking how science can look…

Saturday 21 March 2020

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Panel Discussion

Science on the frontline

Conflict zones and areas of hostility and instability are inherently dangerous and pose significant threat to life, which means conducting scientific research in these places can be challenging, if not impossible.…

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

Ripples from the Dark Side of the Universe – a bright future ahead

Bakerian Lecture 2020 given by Sir James Hough OBE FRS

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

You And The Planet

You and the planet: biodiversity

Join our panel at the Eden Project to discover how human activity affects the variety of life on Earth.    

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Free

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PAST EVENT

You And The Planet

You and the planet: biodiversity

Our panel at the Eden Project discussed how human activity affects the variety of life on Earth.    

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Free

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PAST EVENT

Festival Event

Clearing the Air

In March 2014 sustainability journalist Tim Smedley helped his wife and newborn baby out of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, unaware that he was taking them along one of the most polluted roads, in one of Europe’s…

Saturday 22 February 2020

£3

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PAST EVENT

Festival Event

Who do we think we are?

Ancient DNA has become a vital archaeological tool, enabling genetic post-coding of discoveries of human remains and helping to rewrite the history of Europeans.

Friday 21 February 2020

Free

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PAST EVENT

Festival Event

What can Big Data do for Northern Ireland?

What are the latest developments in data, artificial intelligence and digital technologies in Northern Ireland, and how can we make sure they benefit as many people as possible?

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Free

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

The elements of chemistry

Join Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff for a whirlwind tour among the chemical elements that have played an important role in his scientific career and have led him to champion greener more sustainable ways of making…

Monday 17 February 2020

Free

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PAST EVENT

International

Generating high-intensity, ultrashort optical pulses

International lecture given by Professor Donna Strickland

Thursday 13 February 2020

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

History Of Science

Royal Society lates

Join us for a evening celebrating science fiction and the Royal Society. Discover the remarkable scientific artefacts and stories housed in its extensive, world-class archives.

Monday 10 February 2020

London

Free

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PAST EVENT

History Of Science

Royal Society lates: science fiction

Catch up on an evening celebrating science fiction and the Royal Society. Discover the remarkable scientific artefacts and stories housed in our extensive, world-class archives.  Science has long inspired writers to…

Monday 10 February 2020

London

Free

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PAST EVENT

You And The Planet

You and the planet: food

Join our panel in Gateshead to discover how the food we eat affects the natural world.

Thursday 23 January 2020

Free

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PAST EVENT

No series available.

Life versus mathematics: lecture by Fields Medal winner Caucher Birkar FRS

Tuesday 21 January 2020

Free

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

Love, smell and memory: exploring the brain circuits for learned and innate behaviour

Francis Crick Lecture 2019 given by Dr Gregory Jefferis

Thursday 16 January 2020

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

Towards the genomic footprints of life

Milner Award Lecture 2019 given by Professor Eugene Myers.

Monday 02 December 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Conference

Educational Research Forum: Developing a future agenda for educational research

Tuesday 26 November 2019

London

Free

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PAST EVENT

Cafe Scientifique

Café Scientifique: Random Revolution

Royal Society Research Fellow Rob Young and designer Salomé Bazin explore the importance of randomness in our daily lives, and how the predictability of both humans and computers alike is a problem.

Monday 25 November 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Exhibition

Random Revolution

Journey into the quantum world, Random Revolution explores the laws that are governing the internet, our lives and nature.

21 November - 15 December 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

History Of Science

Collecting for charity

Thursday 14 November 2019

London

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

History Of Science

Collecting and Collections: Digital Lives and Afterlives

This workshop concerning the afterlives, use and reconstruction of early modern collections is designed to benefit scholars interested in digital humanities.

14 - 15 November 2019

London

Standard: £100 Concessions/one day: £50

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PAST EVENT

Panel Discussion

Rewriting nature versus nurture

The question of whether nature or nurture contributes more to development of individual human behaviour is by no means a new one. In fact, it is a debate that has raged on for centuries, as far back as Ancient Greek…

Thursday 07 November 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

You And The Planet

You and the planet: energy

Wales is home to many important low-carbon energy projects, including Britain’s fastest supply of energy at Electric Mountain, one of the largest off-shore wind farms in the world, and over 120 community energy…

Wednesday 06 November 2019

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

Nanomaterials from bench to bedside

Rosalind Franklin Lecture 2019 given by Professor Nguyễn Thị Kim Thanh

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Prize Lecture

Nanomaterials from bench to bedside

Rosalind Franklin Lecture 2019 given by Professor Nguyễn Thị Kim Thanh

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

You And The Planet

State of the Earth

An evening of conversation with climate scientists Sir Brian Hoskins and Professor Corinne Le Quéré, chaired by BBC Countryfile presenter Tom Heap. 

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Festival Event

Data power at Pi: Platform for Investigation

In this special Royal Society takeover of Pi: Platform for Investigation, find out how different teams of scientists use data to tackle some of the world's challenges, from the spread of disease to the ageing…

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Switching Perceptions

Think Tank live: An exploration in collective consciousness

Join Eleanor Minney, Liz Tunbridge and artist academic researcher Michaela Ross from the Bethlem for a guided Think Tank – a method of collective consciousness developed as part of the Switching Perceptions project…

Sunday 20 October 2019

London

Free

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PAST EVENT

Switching Perceptions

Brain cell cut and paste

Join Liz Tunbridge and Eleanor Minney for a combined science experiment and art workshop.

Saturday 19 October 2019

London

Free

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PAST EVENT

Switching Perceptions

Symbols of the self

Join Eleanor Minney for a short talk about the exhibition followed by a drawing and textile workshop exploring symbols of the self. Take the opportunity to question the artist about her process and themes, and…

Thursday 17 October 2019

London

Free

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PAST EVENT

Switching Perceptions

Building brains from genes: Café Scientifique

Come and join Associate Professors Liz Tunbridge and Esther Becker for a discussion of the many ways that genes influence brain function, and how understanding these links is relevant to health and disease.

Wednesday 16 October 2019

London

Free

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PAST EVENT

Switching Perceptions

Café Scientifique

Artist Eleanor Minney and Neuroscientist Liz Tunbridge discuss the research and artistic rationale driving the Switching Perceptions project. They will explore the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration in…

Monday 14 October 2019

London

Free

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PAST EVENT

Festival Event

Could you make a Robot Orchestra?

Engineers and inventors have been finding new and exciting ways to use electricity since we first harnessed it over 200 years ago. From the first electric light to the appliances in our homes today, the machines we…

Sunday 13 October 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Switching Perceptions

Family Workshop

What are your brain cells talking about? Join us for a conversation on the theme of neuron communication, neurodiversity and collaboration and draw your own version of neuron communication.

Sunday 13 October 2019

London

Free

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PAST EVENT

Switching Perceptions

Switching Perceptions

A series of events, workshops and talks that consider whether an understanding of our genes could lead to a better understanding of mental illness.

12 - 20 October 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Panel Discussion

When science meets art: Marcus du Sautoy and Conrad Shawcross

Join mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE FRS and artist Conrad Shawcross RA as they discuss how experimentation, curiosity and creative thinking are central to both science and sculpture. This event will be…

Wednesday 25 September 2019

London

£15

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PAST EVENT

Open House

Open House 2019

A chance to explore the history and architectural highlights of Carlton House Terrace, the home of the UK’s national academy of science.

21 - 22 September 2019

London

Free Event

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PAST EVENT

Cafe Scientifique

Café Scientifique: Your data, your health

Epidemiologists look for patterns of diseases in order to make informed, and important, predictions about the health of a population. These patterns come in the form of data and in an age where scientists have…

Thursday 19 September 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Festival Event

Learn about mosquitoes

Things change all the time, and when this happens, we adapt. Nature is no different. 

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Cafe Scientifique

Robotic autonomy in our complex world

The dream that people will be served by robots that share their personal spaces is not too distant.

Thursday 15 August 2019

London

Free

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PAST EVENT

Festival Event

Molecular music: The sound of chemistry

At first glance, chemistry and music don’t have much in common. Dr Nicolas Barry and Dr William Martin from the University of Bradford will show you otherwise.

Thursday 18 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Pointing a finger(print)

This event is part of our series of lightning lectures at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019. Perfect for getting a taste of science, why not catch one (or more) of these electrifying 15 minute…

Sunday 07 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Faces from the front

This event is part of our series of lightning lectures at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019. Perfect for getting a taste of science, why not catch one (or more) of these electrifying 15 minute…

Sunday 07 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

The secret mind of pets

This event is part of our series of lightning lectures at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019. Perfect for getting a taste of science, why not catch one (or more) of these electrifying 15 minute…

Sunday 07 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

The mighty science trail

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Sunday 07 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Exploring exoplanets

This event is part of our series of lightning lectures at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019. Perfect for getting a taste of science, why not catch one (or more) of these electrifying 15 minute…

Sunday 07 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Deep ocean lab

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Sunday 07 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Powering the future

This event is part of our series of lightning lectures at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019. Perfect for getting a taste of science, why not catch one (or more) of these electrifying 15 minute…

Sunday 07 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Kids' zone

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Sunday 07 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Makerspace

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Sunday 07 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Street Science

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Sunday 07 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Let me take a (bio)selfie

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Sunday 07 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

From test tube to YouTube

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Saturday 06 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

The art of AI extrapolation

This event is part of our series of lightning lectures at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019. Perfect for getting a taste of science, why not catch one (or more) of these electrifying 15 minute…

Saturday 06 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Uncovering the complexity of doping in sport

This event is part of our series of lightning lectures at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019. Perfect for getting a taste of science, why not catch one (or more) of these electrifying 15 minute…

Saturday 06 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Mummies and molecules

This event is part of our series of lightning lectures at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019. Perfect for getting a taste of science, why not catch one (or more) of these electrifying 15 minute…

Saturday 06 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

The mighty science trail

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Saturday 06 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Building ourselves

This event is part of our series of lightning lectures at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019. Perfect for getting a taste of science, why not catch one (or more) of these electrifying 15 minute…

Saturday 06 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Lunar Explorers

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Saturday 06 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Seeing the air you breathe

This event is part of our series of lightning lectures at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019. Perfect for getting a taste of science, why not catch one (or more) of these electrifying 15 minute…

Saturday 06 July 2019

Free

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PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Kids' zone

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Saturday 06 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

How stars made the elements brick by brick

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Saturday 06 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Makerspace

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Saturday 06 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Street Science

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Saturday 06 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

The next giant leap for mankind

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Friday 05 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Incredible invertebrates

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Friday 05 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Rubbish Science Challenge

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Friday 05 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

People of science

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Friday 05 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Come as you are yoga

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Friday 05 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Come as you are yoga

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Thursday 04 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Summer Science Exhibition

Come as you are yoga

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2019.

Wednesday 03 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Twilight Science

Seeing music

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition Lates 2019.

Tuesday 02 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Twilight Science

Where brain meets beat

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition Lates 2019.

Tuesday 02 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Twilight Science

Tales of science past

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition Lates 2019.

Tuesday 02 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Twilight Science

Make and taste

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition Lates 2019.

Tuesday 02 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Twilight Science

Science cabaret

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition Lates 2019.

Tuesday 02 July 2019

Free

event

PAST EVENT

Twilight Science

Getting physics with it

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition Lates 2019.

Tuesday 02 July 2019

Free