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Summer Science Exhibition 2016 | Monday 4 July - Sunday 10 July | London

Talks and activities

This year’s talks and activities programme tackles everything from space exploration and science comedy to gravitational waves and microbes.

All talks and activities are free to attend – see the events’ descriptions for more about registration, timings and age suitability.

Make sure to arrive early for talks and activities, as there can be queues to enter the building, particularly during the week-end.

More to be added soon – please check back for more details.

Monday 4 July 2016

Meristematic

Free

Meristematic
18:00 - 22:00

An exploration of floral forms through sculpture and digital art.

Twilight science

Free

Twilight science
18:00 - 22:00

Explore your sensitive side and peek over the walls of perception at the Society's Lates experience.

Tuesday 5 July 2016

Meristematic

Free

Meristematic
10:00 - 21:00

An exploration of floral forms through sculpture and digital art.

Science Showoff: Annus mirabilis special

Free

Science Showoff: Annus mirabilis special
19:00 - 21:00

Join Steve Cross and his chaotic brand of historical science cabaret as he and his band of science stand-ups tackle the 350th anniversary of Newton's "year of miracles".

Gravitational waves: What next?

Free

Gravitational waves: What next?
19:30 - 20:30

Join Martin Hendry and Stuart Reid to explore how the discovery of gravitational waves is opening up an entire window into the cosmos. 

Wednesday 6 July 2016

Meristematic

Free

Meristematic
10:00 - 17:00

An exploration of floral forms through sculpture and digital art.

Thursday 7 July 2016

Meristematic

Free

Meristematic
10:00 - 17:00

An exploration of floral forms through sculpture and digital art.

Friday 8 July 2016

Meristematic

Free

Meristematic
10:00 - 18:00

An exploration of floral forms through sculpture and digital art.

How do machines learn?

Free

How do machines learn?
13:00 - 17:00

Become a component of a computer brain, or play against a sweet powered computer and discover the secrets of machine learning. Suitable for curious minds of all ages. 


The science of Harry Potter

Free

The science of Harry Potter
16:00 - 17:00

Join Roger Highfield as he takes us on a journey to Hogwarts to unlock some of the secrets of our beloved wizarding world.

Saturday 9 July 2016

Meristematic

Free

Meristematic
10:00 - 18:00

An exploration of floral forms through sculpture and digital art.

Kids' Zone

Free

Kids' Zone
10:00 - 18:00

This drop-in station will be open all weekend.

Science busking

Free

Science busking
10:00 - 18:00

This drop-in station will be open all weekend.

Duck science

Free

Duck science
11:00 - 16:00

A 30 minute nature trail in St James's Park exploring the physics of ducks.

Vaccinating against cancer

Free

Vaccinating against cancer
14:30 - 15:30

Join Fellow of the Royal Society and epidemiologist Professor Jack Cuzick and molecular virologist Dr Joanna Parish as they discuss the latest research on vaccinating against cervical cancer.

Sunday 10 July 2016

Meristematic

Free

Meristematic
10:00 - 18:00

An exploration of floral forms through sculpture and digital art.

Duck science

Free

Duck science
11:00 - 16:00

A 30 minute nature trail in St James's Park exploring the physics of ducks.

The secret lives of galaxies

Free

The secret lives of galaxies
15:30 - 16:30

Join Amelie Saintonge and Andrew Pontzen as they explore how scientific collaboration may help unravel the mysteries of galaxy formation.