Preview: The Festival of Science + Arts @ Southbank Centre

By M@ Last edited 105 months ago
Preview: The Festival of Science + Arts @ Southbank Centre


We've been covering the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition since 2005. The annual festival is one of the best opportunities for non-scientists to mingle with the country's top researchers, grill them about their work and even play with some of their toys.

These exhibitions traditionally take place at the Royal Society's gleaming headquarters on Carlton House Terrace. This year, to celebrate their 350th anniversary, the RS decamps to the Southbank Centre for a week of unique geek treats.

The exhibition forms the core, with over 30 UK research groups proudly displaying their achievements - everything from nanoscience to volcano exploration - in a miniature rerun of the 1951 Festival of Britain. In support, around 60 events take place over the 10 day festival, including comedy, film screenings, music performances and talks by famous scientists.

The festival runs from 25 June to 4 July. Entrance to the main exhibition is free, with tickets for the events varying in price. Follow on Twitter (@seefurtherfest) and send pics to their Flickr group.

Last Updated 16 June 2010