British Science Week 2017

        OPPORTUNITY FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATORS British Science Week (BSW) is a ten-day programme of science, technology, engineering and maths events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. Anyone can organise an event or activity, and the British Science Association helps organisers plan by providing free activity and support resources. […]

“Robots” at Science Museum

Opening in February 2017, the next blockbuster Science Museum exhibition will explore the 500-year story of humanoid robots and the artistic and scientific quest to understand what it means to be human. Set in five different periods and places, the exhibition features a unique collection of over 100 robots, from a 16th-century mechanical monk to robots […]

The vampires are here. And so is canine babesiosis.

Vampires are on the loose and at a time when most things are being blamed on either climate change or the EU (not anymore…), it’s been suggested that a combination of both may have caused the uprising. But the rise of the tick is not sexy news fodder, and tick diseases only affecting dogs even […]

Silent Signal: Cascade Screening

Silent Signal is an ambitious project partnering six artists working with animation together with six leading biomedical scientists, to create experimental animated artworks exploring new ways of thinking about the human body. Silent Signal takes you on a journey: starting at the microcosm of the infection fighting internal landscapes of our cells, through the personal […]

Imperial Festival

What started as a modest pilot project in 2012 to explore how Imperial College London might share its research with more people in new ways has now evolved into a large-scale and prominent annual fixture in the College’s calendar. This year, more than 15,000 public and alumni visitors descended on Imperial’s South Kensington campus to enjoy […]

Science Museum Lates: London 2050

Have we done enough to help our planet? Discover what we could be doing for the future in order to; become more sustainable, to be less dependent on Earth’s natural resources and to generally do better. Come and visit I, Science at Sew-lar and the City, investigate the future of solar energy in our cities whilst utilising your sewing […]

Science Museum Lates: Sexuality

It’s that time of the month again and this time, it’s all about sex (baby)! Come and join the Science Museum in discovering why we fancy the people we do,  whether humans can be monogamous and how good you really are at drawing penises. What’s more this month I, Science are going to be there asking Whose Penis is it Anyway? Visit […]

Does Science Have All the Answers?

Modern science has provided answers to questions once thought impertinent for human beings to investigate. Among them, ‘What causes earthquakes and natural disasters?’, ‘Where does human life begin?’, and ‘Do we have free will?’. But when does the triumph of science become triumphalism? What are the limits of scientific inquiry, and does it leave any […]

Light and Dark Matters: Are we darkened by light?

Human history has been a quest to light the dark, but today most of humanity spends more time bathed in electronic light than our primary source: the sun. What different forms of light are we exposed to, and can we ever switch off? A panel of artists, scientists and architects examine our contemporary urban experiences of […]

Light and Dark Matters: Black Light with the drawing shed

What does society keep in the dark, and how can it be illuminated? Labern&Lloyd of the Drawing Shed, working here as The Light Collectors, collaborate with scientists hosted by The Institute of Physics. Together they invite you to engage in an afternoon of Black Light, with open conversation and research. Framed by an installation drawn from […]

Light and Dark Matters: The Power of Light

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 […]

London LASER 12

London LASER puts on evening talks at the intersection of art, science and technology. This November, London LASER hosts project collaborators from Silent Signal, a Wellcome trust funded project that brings together six artists and six scientists to create experimental animations that immerse the viewer in the networked worlds of organic communication. Bentley Crudgington will provide an overview to […]

Science is Vital

Over the last five years, real-terms funding of science in the UK has declined by 5%. Britain now spends only 0.44% of GDP on publicly funded research and development, the lowest level of investment of any of the G8 countries. And there’s worse to come: the government is threatening cuts of 25%–40%. If we don’t […]

A 13th century theory of everything

Discover how a collaborative research approach is bringing new life to medieval theories about the universe. Robert Grosseteste was an English polymath who studied the physics of light and used it to explain colour and the rainbow, and the origin of the universe. Inspired by Grosseteste’s model, The Ordered Universe Project is bringing together historians, […]

Bright Club

Pop down to the Bloomsbury Theatre for a night of intelligent comedy. Join a host of researchers and two brilliant comedians for daft data, language laughs and incredible anecdotes that will have you rolling in the aisles.

Lords Question Breadth of PhDs

Innovation is valuable; that’s why the government places such great emphasis on it in their plan for economic growth. Usually, it’s hard to predict where the next big innovation might come from – and so traditionally, scientific research spreads its net wide, so as to maximise it chances of hitting on great discoveries. But the […]

Universe of Sound: The Planets

Universe of Sound: The Planets The Science Museum 10am-6pm daily from 23 May – 8 July 2012. Entrance is FREE. Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be part of a 132 piece Orchestra? For 6 weeks this summer you can find out… The Science Museum and the Philharmonia Orchestra have teamed up […]

Science Behind the Photo #38

Taken from Issue 20. For nearly as long as we have been creating objects of value, we have been developing ways to keep them safe. Being a relatively untrusting species has meant that we have invested a significant amount of time developing security measures to keep our belongings out of the hands of other people. […]

Podcast: Kinetica Art Fair

Today I had the chance to go along to the preview of this year’s Kinetica Art Fair. I really can’t recommend it enough, it’s an absolute wonderland of art inspired by science and technology – I could have happily wandered around all day playing with the various installations. Have a listen to the podcast to […]