This February, head to the Royal Society in London for a special late event with a Science Fiction theme.
On Monday 10th February, join the Royal Society for an evening celebrating science fiction with themed activities including talks and drop-in events. There will also be the opportunity to view the society building, in all its glory, by candlelight.
Talks will include Beyond Discworld, with BBC CrowdScience‘s Marnie Chesterton quizzing the man behind The Science of Discworld, mathematician and Honorary Wizard of the Unseen University, Professor Ian Stewart FRS; and Elois vs Morlocks: Darwinism and Victorian Sci-Fi with Professor Matthew Beaumont, exploring Darwinian thought and challenges to the naively optimistic theories of evolutionary change from the late-Victorian era.
There will also be the opportunity to join Professor Sharon Ruston to discuss the science of life and death in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Drop-in events will include the chance to design your own scientific instrument with scientists from the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers and curators from the Science Museum; and the opportunity to meet the scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London who are using seismic technologies to uncover the secrets within the Earth’s deep interior.
When: 10th February 2020
Where: The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
£: Free to attend, no booking required
More info: royalsociety.org