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February 2015

Life and Death Drawing: War, Art and Surgery

5 February, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hunterian Museum, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3PE United Kingdom
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£5

The workshop consists in a unique mix of observation, drawing and discussion with a philosopher of science and an historian of medicine.

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Drawing Life

10 February, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Grant Museum, 21 University Street
London, WC1E 6JJ United Kingdom
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Free

Join the Drawing Life workshops and find out how the act of drawing can unlock the complex relationships at work in nature.

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Cerebral Soiree

11 February, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road
London, N1 5SH United Kingdom
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£6

Art + Science enthusiasts London Brain Project are passionate about exploring neuroscience through arts and crafts, making concepts more accessible and creating new levels of understanding.

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Incredible Invertebrates

16 February, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Grant Museum, 21 University Street
London, WC1E 6JJ United Kingdom
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Free

Creepy crawlies, bugs, pests, call them what you like but this half-term we will be celebrating the wonderful world of invertebrates. Join us to take part in our fun hands-on specimen based activities with our incredible invertebrates and get inventive with designing your own insect.

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Acoustics and Loudspeakers

18 February, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4BS United Kingdom
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£8

Acoustics play an enormous role in our society and we are never far from an acoustic device. In this Family Masterclass with Jon Constable we will explore the concepts that underpin modern acoustics and even have a go at making and testing loudspeakers.

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March 2015

Fossil Forage

21 March, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Grant Museum, 21 University Street
London, WC1E 6JJ United Kingdom
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Free

Get stuck in at this free hands-on activity by sieving through our sediment that dates from a time over 50 million years ago, a time when London was underwater and patrolled by sharks and rays.

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Your Universe

26 March, 2015
UCL, Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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Free

UCL's festival of astronomy, cosmology, astrobiology and particle physics will feature exhibits, practical demonstrations, telescopes looking at the Sun, Moon and the planets Venus and Jupiter (whether permitting) - not to mention, lectures on the Rosetta comet mission, the Large Hadron Collider and the ALMA array of telescopes.

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April 2015

Wellcome Library Insights: Poison

16 April, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Free

Do untraceable poisons exist? Were there really poison epidemics in the 1850s? Why do so many murderous doctors choose poisoning? And how can the same toxic substances help save your life? We delve into the archives for answer.

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May 2015

Bacteria Light Lab

1 May, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Free

Enter into the Bacteria Light Lab. Bask in the light of bioluminescent bacteria, learn about the quantum effects of light in whole-genome sequencing, investigate historical heliotherapy and modern cutting-edge laser light treatments to combat infection, create your own light-reactive bacteria ‘pet’, and vote in a bacteria beauty contest.

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June 2015

Sculpting Anatomy: One-day modelling class

6 June, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hunterian Museum, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3PE United Kingdom
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£17

A wax modelling workshop from anatomical sculptor Eleanor Crook.

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July 2015

Summer Science Exhibition Family Shows

5 July, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AG United Kingdom
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Free

Family shows as part of the 2015 Summer Science Exhibition. Activities are also taking place on Saturday 4 July 2015.  Learn about bubbles, superheroes and the cool world of low temperature physics. Three different shows will be available, aimed at different age groups. Each show lasts approximately one hour. Cool Physics Showtimes: 11am, 1pm Delve into the world of low temperature physics with Vicky Mason and Cordelia Scott, from University of Kent, by investigating some basic science topics such as states…

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August 2015

The Lab Project: Open Studio Day

8 August, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kingsgate Project Space, 110-116 Kingsgate Road
London, NW6 2JG United Kingdom
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Free

The Lab Project is an experimental, month-long exhibition and events programme exploring the interactions between art and science. Over the course of three phases involving collaboration with scientists and members of the public, artists will engage in research and experiment with their practice through the medium of workshops and knowledge exchange. Focus of scientific inquiry: - Sensory perception - Multisensory integration - Synaesthetic associations Structure: - Step #1: The Symposium - Step #2: The Experiments - Step #3: The Final…

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September 2015

Wikipedia Science Conference

2 September, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3 September, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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£29

n partnership with the Wellcome Trust, we are hosting a two-day conference sharing skills, tools, and ideas in the intersection of STEM subjects and Wikimedia, on 2nd and 3rd September 2015. This is prompted by the growing interest in Wikipedia, Wikidata, Commons, and other Wikimedia projects as platforms for opening up the scientific process. Convenor: Dr Martin Poulter | hashtag: #wikisci | Short link: tinyurl.com/wikisci15 Details Where?The Henry Wellcome Auditorium and Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, the Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston…

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Science Museum Lates: Cravings

30 September, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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Free

Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month. Each entry in this hugely popular ongoing series of events centres on a different theme: from sex to climate change, from Churchill’s wartime scientists to childhood.

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October 2015

The Big Draw

17 October, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AG United Kingdom
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Free

The Royal Society are opening their doors on 17 October for a day of art and science, as part of The Big Draw festival.

This year’s Royal Society Big Draw event will celebrate the 350th anniversary of Micrographia, Robert Hooke’s seminal text of microscopic observations. This free, family-friendly day will feature talks, workshops and activities on the theme of microscopy.

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The Heart and Lung Convenience Store

19 October, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1 November, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Kings Mall, Kings Street
Hammersmith, W6 9HW United Kingdom
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Free

Visitors of all ages can explore the fascinating future of heart and lung healthcare in this pop-up science shop in Hammersmith’s Kings Mall.

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Evening Exchange – Ada Lovelace: Science of Harmony

23 October, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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Free

As she once imagined they would be, Ada Lovelace's numerical algorithms have now been transformed into music. In the second of our Evening Exchanges celebrating the Victorian computer pioneer, composer Emily Howard (Leverhulme Artist in Residence 2015) and mathematician Lasse Rempe-Gillen (University of Liverpool) will discuss how music and mathematics intertwine. There will be a performance of Emily's 'Ada Sketches' given by students from the Royal Northern College of Music and a chance to produce your own mathematical music. The event is…

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Mutant Halloween

30 October, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Colbert Studio, 124 Columbia Road
London, E2 7RG United Kingdom
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Guerilla Science's Mutant Circus is coming to London for Halloween to take up residence in the wonderful Colbert Studio on London’s Columbia Road Market. Over the weekend of October 31st, they’ll be unleashing human-sized mutant fruit flies to rove around the market. Eek!  On display inside 124 Columbia Road, we’ll be showing specially commissioned artworks from award-winning writer and illustrator Nick Hayes, giving you the chance to purchase a mutant fly of your very own. And to help you prepare for your Halloween party in…

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Mutant Halloween

31 October, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Colbert Studio, 124 Columbia Road
London, E2 7RG United Kingdom
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Guerilla Science's Mutant Circus is coming to London for Halloween to take up residence in the wonderful Colbert Studio on London’s Columbia Road Market. Over the weekend of October 31st, they’ll be unleashing human-sized mutant fruit flies to rove around the market. Eek!  On display inside 124 Columbia Road, we’ll be showing specially commissioned artworks from award-winning writer and illustrator Nick Hayes, giving you the chance to purchase a mutant fly of your very own. And to help you prepare for your Halloween party in…

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November 2015

Mutant Halloween

1 November, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Colbert Studio, 124 Columbia Road
London, E2 7RG United Kingdom
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Free

Guerilla Science's Mutant Circus is coming to London for Halloween to take up residence in the wonderful Colbert Studio on London’s Columbia Road Market. Over the weekend of October 31st, they’ll be unleashing human-sized mutant fruit flies to rove around the market. Eek!  On display inside 124 Columbia Road, we’ll be showing specially commissioned artworks from award-winning writer and illustrator Nick Hayes, giving you the chance to purchase a mutant fly of your very own. And to help you prepare for your Halloween party in…

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Horniman Museum: Secret Late

12 November, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road Forest Hill
London, London SE23 3PQ United Kingdom
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£5

A night of secrets awaits... Enjoy covert prohibition performances, underground circus acts, films, artist talks about our secret stores as well as a trail through our hidden Horniman, food, drinks and more. Follow a mysterious trail around the hidden Horniman and explore some of the secrets behind our collections. Discover the links between the Horniman family and secret societies, see invisible paintings on gallery walls exposed by UV light and find out what really lies inside the belly of the…

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Light and Dark Matters: The Power of Light

20 November, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tate Modern, Bankside
London, SE1 9TG United Kingdom
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£12

How does light help us understand space and time? How does it shape our material world and how do we shape light through technology, architecture, art and design? Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and internationally acclaimed artist Liliane Lijn discuss the power of light, its transformative and unifying qualities, and what fascinates and fuels scientists and artists to experiment with and make advancements with this energy. Over twenty four hours at Tate…

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Light and Dark Matters: Instagram Light Project with Oliver Lang

21 November, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tate Modern, Bankside
London, SE1 9TG United Kingdom
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Free

How does light transform through photography? Mobile photography has become a global medium and an established form of visual communication. In the lead up to Light and Dark Matters, Oliver Lang invites you and your mobile phone camera to capture the transformational effects of light and share them on Instagram. In a special event, a selection of London’s most active Instagrammers document leading scientific institutions’ research into the use of light, to inspire you to contribute your own experience of the…

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Annual Diversity Conference: Pride and Prejudice- Breaking Down Barriers in Science

23 November, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 26 November, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AG United Kingdom
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This year, the Society’s Annual Diversity Conference will examine the barriers to entry and progression in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that impact underrepresented groups with a particular focus on bias. Keynote speaker: Harvard Professor Mahzarin R. Banaji, founder of Project Implicit will deliver an interactive seminar entitled 'Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People'. Project Implicit is utilised extensively in the field of unconscious bias.

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