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April 2017

TA{s}TE

27 April - 28 April
Tate Modern, Bankside
London, SE1 9TG United Kingdom
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              Could appreciating art have more in common with savouring a cup of coffee than you thought? Come and experience by yourself the unexpected strategies your brain uses to make and share matters of taste, from the most sensory ones to the art-world. In a series of unique interactive demonstrations and hands-on experiments, specially designed for this programme, discover how you identify elusive or novel objects and select the ones you prefer; understand how…

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Natural History Museum Lates

28 April @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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Free

The animal kingdom is a noisy place with a language that humans are trying to understand. This month, join us to explore sound in nature. Animals have evolved to produce sounds in a variety of ways and for many different reasons, including communication, courtship, navigation, and even hunting. The sounds different animals make can be an extremely useful tool for identifying and classifying them. Explore some noisy nature and discover how scientists use sound to monitor biodiversity.

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May 2017

Can we understand an insect society, and why should we care?

3 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, London SW1Y 5AG United Kingdom
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                  International lecture by Professor Raghavendra Gadagkar. Many insects such as ants, bees and wasps organise themselves into societies with sophisticated communication and division of labour, paralleling and sometimes surpassing our own societies. We therefore have a natural curiosity to understand how these tiny insects can achieve such feats of social organisation. What are the rules that govern their lives and how does a bee or a wasp know what to do…

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Imperial Festival

6 May - 7 May
Imperial College, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2AZ United Kingdom
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                Launched in 2012, Imperial Festival has gone from strength to strength, with over 15,000 visitors attending in 2016. Researchers, students, support staff and alumni work together to make the festival happen each year; sharing the fantastic work of the College while also gaining new skills and experiences.  

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Pint of Science Imperial College London

15 May - 17 May
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various

            The Pint of Science festival comes to Imperial College London 15-17 May! Join us at: - The Britannia, Kensington - The George IV, Chiswick - Duck and Dingo, The Strand - The Zetland Arms, Kensington - The Hand and Flower, Hammersmith - The Rose and Crown, Mayfair - The Hollywood Arms, Kensington Join us for three nights of exciting science as we delve into topics such as drugs policy, arctic exploration and dark matter…

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What is the Universe made of?

23 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, London SW1Y 5AG United Kingdom
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                The vast majority of the universe is invisible and, so far, undetectable. Baryonic matter, the ‘ordinary’ matter that we can encounter and see, accounts for just 5% of the total. A curious combination of what scientists call dark matter and dark energy accounts for the remaining 95%. The elusive properties of these constituents mean they are difficult to detect and little understood. In 2020, however, telescopes will attempt to rectify that by…

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July 2017

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

4 July - 9 July
Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, London SW1Y 5AG United Kingdom
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Free

                  The Summer Science Exhibition is an annual showcase of exciting, cutting-edge science from across the UK. The week-long festival features 22 exhibits at the forefront of innovation. You can meet the scientists, try some of the hands-on activities or attend some fantastic talks and events.

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