Every year, the Royal Society packs out its marbled halls with the very best of UK science. Researchers from all over the country gather together to demonstrate their discoveries and inventions to the likes of you and us. Simply walk in, wander around, play with the gadgets and ask a few questions.
A few of the highlights this year:
- Meet the scientists who discovered and identified the remains of Richard III.
- The latest in augmented reality.
- How researchers are looking at the atomic level to improve jet engines.
- How life might form from simple ingredients.
- A 'research farm' exploring ways to make meat more sustainable.
- How to get machines to hear like humans.
- How to use light for quantum computing.
- Materials that can repair themselves.
The Summer Science Exhibition is completely free, with no prebooking. Look out, too, for a programme of talks taking place around the main exhibits. These include a primer on the Rosetta comet mission, hands-on activities for kids and a touch of sci-comedy from our friends at Science Showoff. The science is fascinating, but the festival is also a chance to explore the gorgeous interior of this distinctive building.
The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, the Royal Society 6-9 Carlton House Terrace SW1Y 5AG.
Tue 30 June, 10am-9pm
Wed 1 July, 10am-5pm
Thu 2 July, 10am-5pm
Fri 3 July, 10am-8pm
Sat 4 July 10am-6pm
Sun 5 July 10am-6pm