Events

Discover an exciting array of events throughout the exhibition, exploring everything from comets and comedy to mathematics and memory.

More events will be added soon - check back for more details.

Monday 29 June 2015
Twilight science   6:00PM – 10:00PM

Join us for an exclusive, adults-only preview of the Summer Science Exhibition. Discover what neurons have to do with Nerf guns, why sand dunes go marching and meet some 19th Century scientists. 

Mix up your Monday and discover a night of Twilight Science.

Keeping Britain on track: Science in Government   7:00PM – 8:00PM

Find out how government scientists help to make Britain more resilient to hazards and disasters.

Tuesday 30 June 2015
How to make a weather forecast   2:00PM – 2:30PM

From sunshine to snow storms and big data to big TVs - explore how weather forecasting really works from the scientists who make it happen.

How maths and logic gave us monitors   6:00PM – 7:00PM

Discover why, 200 years on, the birth of George Boole in 1815 was critical for the development of the digital computer.

Lights, colours, camera, action!   6:30PM – 7:30PM

What do sweet wrappers, Pink Floyd, Star wars and fibre optic broadband have in common? It’s light! Join Robert Pal from Durham University in a quest to understand light in all its glory.

Science Showoff   7:00PM – 8:30PM

Join host Steve Cross alongside special guests and Royal Society scientists for a chaotic mix of comedy, music and performance. 

Wednesday 1 July 2015
Virus Hunting   2:00PM – 2:30PM

Discover how cutting edge technologies are revealing secrets about viruses at a speed we could never have imagined.

Thursday 2 July 2015
How to make a weather forecast   2:00PM – 2:30PM

From sunshine to snow storms and big data to big TVs - explore how weather forecasting really works from the scientists who make it happen.

Friday 3 July 2015
Virus Hunting   2:00PM – 2:00PM

Discover how cutting edge technologies are revealing secrets about viruses at a speed we could never have imagined.

The secret life of crystals   6:00PM – 7:00PM

In this audience-led talk, we will explore our way around the everyday magic of the crystals which lie within almost everything we use in our daily lives.

Invisible: the allure of the unseen   6:30PM – 7:30PM

What would you do if you were invisible? Join author Philip Ball to explore our fascination with the unseen.

Saturday 4 July 2015
Hands-on activities   10:00AM – 4:00PM

Drop-in activities available during the day include science busking and a kid's zone, designed for children under 10.

Young People's Shows   11:00AM – 3:30PM

A number of shows are available during the day for all ages.  Learn about bubbles, superheros and how to science can help you survive on expedition.

Rendez-vous with a comet   2:00PM – 3:00PM

Explore the key findings of the Rosetta space mission with Professor Ian Wright. 

Forensic femme fatales   3:30PM – 4:30PM

Journey with three of the UK’s leading forensic science experts through a fascinating, enlightening, funny and sobering discussion with leading crime novelist Val McDermid. 

Sunday 5 July 2015
Hands-on activities   10:00AM – 4:00PM

Drop-in activities available during the day include science busking and a kid's zone, designed for children under 10.

Young People's Shows   11:00AM – 3:30PM

A number of shows are available during the day for all ages. Learn about bubbles, superheroes and the cool world of low temperature physics.

Remembering the future: the neuroscience of goals and intentions   2:00PM – 3:00PM

Join Dr Sam Gilbert to discover the fascinating neuroscience behind our goals and intentions.

Capturing nature   3:30PM – 4:30PM

Discover the amazing applications of the latest in imaging technology.