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Building the universe with mathematics

  • Wednesday 1st February, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Our universe has multiple origin stories, from religious creation myths to the Big Bang. But how could we create a…

Predators and people: A deadly balance

  • Thursday 2nd February, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

The predators that can hunt, kill and eat us occupy a unique place in the human psyche. Whether it's lions in Afri…

A molecular tale: What your fingerprints say

  • Tuesday 7th February, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Fingerprints are a great way for investigators to identify a potential suspect. But, as criminals become more care…

Discover Lectures - Live! : Digital Twinning

  • Wednesday 8th February, 2023 – 11am
  • University of Huddersfield Queensgate Campus, Huddersfield

'Digital Twinning - Bridging the Real and Virtual Worlds for Maintenance, Manufacturing, Monitoring and the Metave…

The imagination machine: Revisiting creativity

  • Wednesday 8th February, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Our ability to imagine change is our defining human power. Over the past two centuries, there has also been a grow…

Unlocking the mysteries of the heart

  • Monday 13th February, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Your heart is a miracle in motion, a marvel of construction unsurpassed by any human-made creation. Despite decade…

Tasting the science of beer

  • Friday 17th February, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Beer was invented centuries ago and has remained popular throughout the ages. From Roman soldiers to modern pub-go…

How geometry created modern physics (Discourse)

  • Friday 24th February, 2023 – 7:15pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

From geometry’s classical beginnings, via the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, to the present day, Yang-Hui He w…

The patriarchs: How men came to rule

  • Thursday 2nd March, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Through an in-coversation chaired by former Australian primer minister Julia Gillard, award-winning science journa…

Realising your goals through philosophy

  • Tuesday 7th March, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

What do you want out of life? The things we care about in life often conflict, preventing us from doing what matte…

Seven inventions that changed the world

  • Thursday 9th March, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Smartphones, skyscrapers, spacecraft. Modern technology seems mind-bogglingly complex. But beneath the surface, it…

Super Spuds Drop-in Community Event

  • Sunday 12th March, 2023 – 10am
  • Newtyle legion hall, Newtyle

Fun and informative drop-in event for all ages. Learn:- The challenges of growing potatoes. Which bugs and bea…

The path towards air equality

  • Monday 20th March, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Air pollution is responsible for the deaths of thousands in the UK each year and millions world-wide, yet it often…

At the limits of astrophysics

  • Thursday 23rd March, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Much of modern astronomy sounds a lot like science fiction - gravitational ripples in the fabric of spacetime, sup…

First starlight: The quest for cosmic dawn

  • Monday 27th March, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Astronomers are like time travellers. They scan the night sky for the outermost galaxies that first came into bein…

On the origin of time: A quantum beginning

  • Tuesday 28th March, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Perhaps the biggest question Stephen Hawking tried to answer was how our universe could have created conditions so…

An anatomy of hope (Discourse)

  • Friday 31st March, 2023 – 7:15pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

In this Discourse, Kevin Fong will uncover the response to the Covid -19 pandemic from the perspective of our fron…

How 26 lines of code changed the world

  • Monday 3rd April, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Everything from law enforcement to space exploration relies on code written by people. Throughout the history of c…

An exploration of maths and life

  • Wednesday 5th April, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

The world of mathematics is vast and connects with many aspects of our lives – and you don’t need a formal mathema…

A traveller's guide to the stars

  • Thursday 6th April, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

The age-old dream of venturing forth into the cosmos and perhaps even colonising distant worlds may one day become…

Supernova science: Destruction in the stars

  • Tuesday 11th April, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

When stars are born, hundreds of thousands can form in one cluster. Amongst these are massive stars which, though …

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