Thank you for your interest in London Science Festival.
We have decided not to go ahead with any live events this year. When we first launched London Science Festival in 2011 there was no pan-London, pan-science science festival. The idea was to grow our events with each festival to an event which would be held at a large exhibition centre such as the ExCel Centre in London's docklands.
The decision not to go ahead with a London Science Festival is largely due to the recent... emergence of New Scientist's 'New Scientist Live' event. When the dates of this event were announced last year we reached out to them to try and avoid a clash of dates (they are/were due to run within weeks of each other). This was not to be.
With this in mind we did not feel it was sensible (or necessary) to try and run two science festivals in Autumn 2017 - within weeks of each other.
New Scientist Live has a good team and we're sure they are producing a great event. As NS are running the type of event we were gravitating toward we are going to hold back on a large scale festival and instead focus on some smaller science engagement events over the coming year(s).
Many thanks to those partners, funders and the public who have shown such great interest in London Science Festival.
We are in the process of securing the intellectual property for some smaller more specialised festivals for the coming year(s). We will post more information on those as soon as plans are developed further.
We will also update you asap on our plans for the future of London Science Festival. Our intention has always been to develop new innovative events, not to repeat what others are doing.
Thanks for your support.
London Science Festival
Image: London at night - by British astronaut Tim Peake, during his time on the International Space Station (ISS)
Free entry, some events ticketed.
Panel discussion: Basic Instincts
When it comes to sex, how different are we to chimps? Explore sexual behaviour in the animal kingdom with our experts.
The Homosexual Necrophiliac Duck Opera
Join us for a curious and quirky operatic performance exploring sexual attraction in the natural world. This event will have British Sign Language interpretion.
Silent tour: Leading Ladies
Learn about elephants, lions, and other mammal species where ladies take the lead. A Museum scientist reveals all.
More information at:
- hosted by Lauren Laverne at the Science Museum
SESSION ONE – 13.00 to 14.50
Laura Kriefman – Award-winning choreographer and creative technologist
Steve Bartlett – Social Media Entrepreneur
Gaia Vince – Broadcaster and author
Anthony Geffen – BAFTA and Emmy-winning documentary film maker
Music from Ruth Wall and Graham Fitkin
Dr Sundeep Dhillon – Adventurer and mountaineer
Al Murray – Comedian, author and parliamentary candidate
SESSION TWO – 15.30 to 17.00
Professor Sophie Scott – Neuroscientist and comedian
Alison Jackson – BAFTA award-winning artist
Talk and music from Talvin Singh
Mark Champkins – Product designer and Inventor-in-Residence at the Science Museum
J. Willgoose – Founder of musical duo Public Service Broadcasting,
Professor Lucie Greene – Presenter and space scientist
SESSION THREE – 17.45 to 19.00
Professor Stephen Hawking – Best-selling author and cosmologist (appearing via a pre-recorded video)
Krtin Nithiyanandam – 15 year old Google Science Fair winner
Music from Natalie Gauci
Lewis Iwu – Director of The Fair Education Alliance
Paul Franklin – Oscar and BAFTA-winning visual effects supervisor
Francesca Beard – Performance poet and writer
Tomorrow evening / 16 June 2016, 6.30pm
'SILENT SIGNAL: CASCADE SCREENING'
An evening of art and science animations and interpretations.
Central St Martins, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross
This event is free but booking is required.
Driverless vehicles in #Greenwich. How do you feel?
Participate in GATEway shuttle trials via https://gateway.commonplace.is
Happy Birthday (+1 day) to David Attenborough https://twitter.com/NHM_London/status/729263788411760640 / http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36242216 #Attenborough90
Open Call for Entries: Arts@CERN / FACT Liverpool's COLLIDE International Award.
Arts@CERN has flourished since its creation in 2011, binding arts, science and technology to contribute to a fast growing knowledge-based culture. We are pleased to announce the COLLIDE International Award, a major international residency programme and a new collaboration between CERN and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool).
The competition is open to artists of any natio...nality or age. Their proposal should reflect upon encounters between art and science, and offer challenging methods of collaboration with CERN scientists. The scope of this proposal should also consider a second developmental phase at FACT, where the artists will have the opportunity to expand their research and test its applications through FACTLab’s facilities and engagement with a wide range of communities. The ultimate goal for the residency will be the research and development of new concepts in laboratory contexts.
COLLIDE Open Call for Entries encourages the participation of artists interested in the ideas described above, complying with any of the following criteria:
•Artists interested in the cultural significance of science.
•Artists working with digital and scientific media, technology and concepts as inspiration for their work.
•Artists engaging with an innovative discourse on contemporary culture, following ambitious standards of creativity.
•Artists demonstrating an active interest in the institutional visions, research methodologies, and cultural engagement of CERN and FACT.
•Artists interested in the processes of fundamental science and particle physics who are able to extrapolate this understanding into projects of artistic excellence.
•Artists pushing the traditional forms of collaboration between the artistic and scientific fields, and asking innovative and provocative questions in this respect.
•Artists approaching science and research from diverse angles of enquiry, such as political, ethical, or sociological perspectives.
For more information visit: http://arts.cern/collide-international-award
Apply by 23 May 2016.
WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS for 'THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF LIEVEN SCHEIRE' at SOHO THEATRE (http://www.sohotheatre.com/…/the-wonderful-world-of-lieven-…) via our London Science Festival Twitter competition.
RETWEET the following tweet to enter the competition to win a pair of tickets for the show on Saturday 14 May 2016:...
COMPETITION CLOSES: 12 NOON, 12 MAY 2016
'THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF LIEVEN SCHEIRE'
Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 May 2016, 9.15pm...
Following his sell out Edinburgh Festival season in 2015, this unique, non fiction stand up takes little concepts like, oh you know, Einstein’s’ theory of relativity, and explains them in a way that is not only accessible but also hilarious!
If nerds are the new hunks, then the charming Lieven Scheire is set to win heads and hearts at his Soho debut! Having twice appeared on the No Such Thing As A Fish podcast with the QI-elves and Museum of Curiosity with John Lloyd on BBC Radio 4, don’t miss out on Belgium’s funniest physicist.
‘Big scientific theories and ideas explained with wit and charm by this Belgium born comic.’ - Time Out
‘Oh HOW I wish I had done physics at school. Lieven Scheire makes it all so fascinating.’ - Scotsman
‘One of The Fringe’s five best international comics.’ - Times
WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS via London Science Festival Twitter competition - RETWEET the following tweet to enter the competition to win a pair of tickets for the show on Saturday 14 May 2016:
COMPETITION CLOSES: 12NOON, 12 MAY 2016
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