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October 2017

Ocean Film Festival

16 October @ 8:00 am - 21 October @ 5:00 pm

Only Saturday tickets left! The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is back for 2017 and will head to the Union Chapel (Highbury & Islington station), London, between the 16th and 21st October. This event, which started in Australia, screens over 2 hours of the most inspirational, educational and entertaining films related to the ocean from independent filmmakers around the world. Six short films make part of this fourth festival edition, with a stated mission to inspire audiences to explore, respect,…

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Power Up

20 October - 31 October
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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£18

Get down to the Science Museum this October half term to catch Power UP, back by popular demand for a second year. We’re filling a whole area of the museum to the brim with retro games and 180 consoles to give everyone the chance to Power UP and game on. This hands-on, fully interactive gaming event will feature the best video games and consoles from the past four decades. From Pong to Pac-Man and Minecraft to Mario, there’s something for everyone—whether you’re a retro games fan, a serious gamer or just want…

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Galapagos Day

25 October @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2AR United Kingdom
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£15 - £30

Whilst the Galapagos Islands are one of the most unique, scientifically important, biologically inspiring places on Earth, the Archipelago is not resistant to the pressures of human development. From the wonders of whale sharks to the perils of plastics, how do we inspire future conservationists to protect our blue planet? Join us to listen to Liz Bonnin, presenter of the BBC’s ‘Galapagos’, as she shares her unique experiences exploring the depths of the Galapagos Marine Reserve and her work inspiring…

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Science, Medicine & Geeky Ladies: An Unusual Walking Tour in Bloomsbury

28 October @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tottenham Court Road, Tottenham Court Road
London, W1T 7AQ United Kingdom
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£12

Tours of Bloomsbury are usually literary, BUT NOT THIS ONE! My tours are inspired by science but aimed at a general audience of people who just like something a bit different and a bit unusual. This tour touches on a great diversity of subjects including camouflage, computing, medicine and navigation. The characters involved include some from the Georgian and Victorian periods and from two world wars. Scientific history is usually male dominated but on this walk I am happy to…

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Halloween at the Grant Museum of Zoology

31 October @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Grant Museum, 21 University Street
London, WC1E 6JJ United Kingdom
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£6

Where better to spend Halloween than in a room of scary skeletons and skulls? If it’s “Eye of newt, and toe of frog” or “Wool of bat, and tongue of dog”, we’ve got all you could want for cooking up some toil and trouble this All Hallow’s Eve. Join us, if you dare, for a special late opening and discover the Museum after-dark, enjoy a drink and uncover some ghoulish animal facts along the way with Halloween themed specimen labels.…

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November 2017

The Museum of Drug Policy (pop-up)

3 November - 5 November
Ugly Duck, Bermondsey SE1 3PL
London, United Kingdom
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The Museum of Drug Policy is a pop-up arts and cultural hub featuring live programming and art from around the world that highlights how drug policies impact and shape our communities. The Museum provides a powerful, emotional experience that illustrates the harms caused by current prohibitionist drug policies and advocates for new approaches rooted in dignity, health, and human rights. This free event will transport audiences across the globe and push visitors to think and act outside the box. The…

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Superbugs: The Fight for our Lives

9 November, 2017 - 31 March, 2019
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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Antibiotics have enabled us to combat diseases that were once untreatable. But bacteria have fought back, evolving into superbugs resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics. Our new exhibition explores how society is responding to the enormous challenge of antibiotic resistance, featuring scientific research from across the globe and the personal stories of those waging war on the superbugs.

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