When: 26th October 2016, 6.45pm – 10pm
Where: Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2DD
£: Free (adult only event)
What is it?
Beware of Contagion, as the Science Museum in London examines the world’s deadliest diseases at their October Lates event.
Could there be another Ebola epidemic? Do genetically engineered mosquitoes hold the key to malaria eradication? Can kissing give you tuberculosis? The Science Museum is teaming up with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to answer these questions, and take you from infected to informed at this very special, immersive edition of Lates.
Explore five zones across the Museum, each investigating five of the deadliest infectious diseases faced by today’s global community; malaria, Zika, polio, HIV and Ebola. Beat the virus you get ‘infected’ with upon entry to event, by building your own personal antibodies to get home healthy.
Join the man himself Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, via the medium of virtual reality, as he discovers the movement working to secure an AIDS-free future in South Africa.
Meet Ash Dykes, the British adventurer who battled with a deadly strain of malaria. Learn about the challenges facing the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, from Konnie Huq and Rotary International’s Judith Diment. Create your own 3D models of a virus, find out how tasty your blood is, and learn how to diagnose malaria with Malaria No More and Imperial College.
There’ll also be an intergalactic silent disco, and the Science Museum Comedy Club with comedian and actress Sara Pascoe. Don’t miss the most spectacular interactive science gallery in the world – Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery – open at Lates for the first time.
More info: www.sciencemuseum.org.uk