Summer Science Exhibition 2024

Meet world-leading researchers from universities and science institutions across the UK at the Royal Society’s free annual celebration of cutting-edge science.

Discover cutting-edge research and innovation at the Royal Society's unmissable Summer Science Exhibition, which took place from 2 – 7 July 2024, an interactive experience open to everyone with a curious mind. Watch the talks available online via livestream, and catch up on anything you've missed. This was a free event

This year, visitors got hands-on with personal brain scanners, heard real ice core samples from Antarctica, marvelled at a chandelier made from a waste product, and learned how stem cells are revealing secrets of the embryo. Find out more about the 14 main exhibits

Engage with over 300 passionate scientists as they unveil the secrets behind their ground-breaking research. This year's exhibition offered excitement for all ages and interests, with a more diverse programme than ever before. If you are interested in sports science, check out the Lates event recorded on 2 July. During the week (3–5 July), the Young Researcher Zone featured school students enthusiastic about the future of science. Mirror Moon, the artwork by renowned artist Luke Jerram, wasbe on display throughout the exhibition.

Hear from esteemed speakers such as Dame Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, Professor Alan Wilson FRS, Dr Emily Grossman, Luke Jerram, Regius Rose Anne Kenny, Professor Neil Lawrence, Dr Camilla Pang, Paralympian Stef Reid, Eric Daas, Dr Sarah White, and Professor Steve Haake, among others.  

Online visitors can experience the buzz of the exhibition floor through our virtual content, including livestreamed demonstrations, exclusive interviews and talks.