Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition

8 - 11 July 2021
Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition

The Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition is going digital between the 8 – 11 July 2021, bringing you a packed online free programme of inspiring short talks, fascinating interactive workshops, fun science from home activities and exciting digital content.

Explore the cutting-edge UK based research that is working to answer questions such as what is a bee’s favourite flower? Or would you trust a robot surgeon? Alongside an exciting programme of live shows and talks, our Big Summer Science quiz with special guest appearances including Professor Brian Cox, launches the showcase on Wednesday 7 July at 6.30 pm UK time. You can also journey to the past to explore the Royal Society’s rich history and archive collection through interactive showcases and our Doodle of the day drawing challenge.

This year you can explore all the cutting-edge research through our interactive Summer Science hub, with four exciting zones:

Zone 1: View from above
Blast off to the view from above zone to discover where galaxies come from, how we can track carbon from space, whether there has ever been life on Mars or simply marvel at how the iconic images from Hubble have changed the way we view our Universe forever.

Zone 2: Urban landscape
Explore the urban landscape zone to find out how microbes can turn rubbish into riches, test whether you can tell a landmine from a bottle top, design your own aeroplane based on a birds’ wing, test your eye control with the latest in robot simulations or discover how our air could be fresh again.

Zone 3: Under the skin
Delve under the skin in our zone dedicated to bodily research. Explore how tumours are made of different types of cells, why humans are smelly or how researchers are learning to grow new body parts from stem cells. Take a virtual tour of a lab using 3D printing to create personalised pills or ask yourself if you would connect your brain to the internet.

Zone 4: Forces of nature
Bring the outdoors in and explore the forces of nature zone. Do you know what a bee’s favourite flower is, or what the last day of the dinosaurs looked like? Discover what happens when we have too much water and take a forward look as we see how nature can help us to tackle the climate emergency and help us build a more sustainable future. 

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