Summer Science Exhibition 2014

The Summer Science Exhibition is an annual display of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK.

Free entry for all ages: 1—6 July 2014, London.

Information for visitors

Explore the exhibits below, browse our events, listen to our audio guide and check out our videos.


Leafcutter ants and their antibiotics

Networks in the brain: mapping connections and measuring damage

Butterfly evolution - from jungles to genomes

Catch a comet

Be a road crash investigator!

Creative cameras: photography in a new light

The gold rush

Set the controls for the heart of the Sun

The Higgs boson and beyond

You’re never alone… immune-bacterial interactions in the gut

Through the insect ear

Ionic liquids: a solution for pollution

From the inside out: frontiers in medical imaging

Smart wing design through turbulence control: science imitating nature

The science of speed

Gaia: mapping the Milky Way from space

Technology for dogs with important jobs

Cutting-edge: the science of tooth replacement

PRaVDA – seeing and treating cancer with protons

Flying around storms in the tropics

The hidden world of ultrasonic waves



We are also running an exciting programme of events throughout the exhibition.

See the events programme

Audio guide

Listen to Quentin Cooper exploring some of the cutting-edge science at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2014