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November 2017

Science on Screen: The Lucky Specials

22 November @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road
London, NW1 1HG United Kingdom
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This ground-breaking film follows the story of a covers band in a dusty town in South Africa and their quest to catapult their small-time band to the big stage. A gripping personal journey set against the backdrop of multi-drug resistant TB, with an uplifting musical soundtrack that will transport you to sunny Southern Africa. Followed by a panel discussion featuring Crick scientists Max Gutierrez and Robert Wilkinson, and Wellcome’s International Engagement Manager Georgia Bladon.

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The wisdom of the crowd

29 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AG United Kingdom
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Join Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE FRS for a night of interactive experiments exploring the power of crowds in answering certain numerical questions. From guessing the weight of a cow or the number of sweets in a jar, there is evidence that the average of a crowd's guesses can deliver surprisingly accurate results. Professor du Sautoy will carry out a number of live interactive quizzes and experiments to test these ideas and look at how these principals can be harnessed for citizen…

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December 2017

Science on Screen: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

2 December @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road
London, NW1 1HG United Kingdom
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Enjoy this family favourite film. Just what has Flint Lockwood the scientist been up to, and why is there food raining down from the sky? With a special introductory session from the Crick’s Education Manager Clare Davy.

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Collections by candlelight

4 December @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AG United Kingdom
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Join our festive late night opening and discover the incredible history of the UK’s academy of science. Discuss the electrifying Michael Faraday, try your hand at still drawing and screen-printing of images from our archives and enjoy the treats on offer in our festive food hall. The evening will take visitors into the past and give an exclusive opportunity to explore Carlton House Terrace after hours.

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Imperial Fringe: Walking in the Air

5 December @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Imperial College, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2AZ United Kingdom
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I, Science will have a stall. Come say hi! Come in from the cold and breathe in a festive evening celebrating the invisible gases that flow around us, fill our lungs, can knock us off our feet and will determine the future of our climate.

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Francis Crick Prize Lecture 2017

6 December @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AG United Kingdom
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The Francis Crick Prize Lecture 2017 will be given by Professor Simon Myers. The Francis Crick Lecture is given annually in any field in the biological sciences. Preference is given to genetics, molecular biology and neurobiology, the general areas in which Francis Crick worked, and to fundamental theoretical work, which was the hallmark of Crick’s science. Professor Simon Myers was awarded the 2017 Francis Crick lecture for transforming our understanding of meiotic recombination and of human population history.

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Global Health Film Festival

8 December - 9 December
Barbican Centre, Silk Street
London , EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom
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Film plays a unique role in today’s society. It is an art form, a language, an educational tool, a method of information delivery, and a vehicle for social marketing.  Film has the power to communicate stories, to stir emotions, to inspire, to encourage action and to redress inequities in health. The primary objective of the Global Health Film initiative is to use film as a catalyst for discussion and for change. Our activities include an annual Global Health Film Festival, this year…

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