What’s left to explore in our Solar System? That is the question Zita Martins will be posing to Cafe Scientifique attendees at the Royal Society tonight. Dr Martins is a researcher at UCL studying organic matter in meteorites and all are welcome to join her for the discussion. Doors at 5:45; free, first come, first served at the Royal Society.
The latest event from the Society for Chemical Industry’s London Group turns its attention Eating Sustainably, with speaker Dr. Carol Wagstaff, Lecturer in Food Chain and Health. Pleasingly, the event will start, as always, with free donuts for attendees at 5:45 before the lecture starts at 6pm. Free, no need to book, at UCL.
Talkfest, the discussion forum hosted by the Biochemical Society is back tonight with a look at the aural side of science, from science radio and podcasts to scientific music. All welcome for what is always a lively discussion, generally followed by more discussion in the pub afterwards. 6:30pm; free but you do need to register in advance.
The last Wednesday of the month means Science Museum Lates again, and this month’s theme is the mysterious world of surgery, promising live demonstrations, and a chance for visitors to have a go at operating themselves! Free, 6:45 – 10pm and I advise you to get there early because of the queues last time I was there.
Everyone worries about the future. What’s going to happen? What can we do about it? These are the questions being looked at tonight by a panel of scientists and science historians interesting in “futurology”, chaired by author of The Rough Guide to the Future Jon Turney. Hosted at UCL’s Grant Museum: 6pm, free, no need to book.
Hampstead Observatory is still running its winter schedule of observing, open Friday and Saturday night 8-10pm for star gazing and Sunday 11-1pm for sun gazing. Free and no need to book, but all weather dependent, so check first.
You can follow the Nature Network London Google calendar of events in London at http://blogs.nature.com/london/2011/05/17/scientific-events-calendar. Updated daily.
As well as our regularly maintained calendar, you can find lots of other suggestions of science-y events in London. We have compiled a list of some other places to look: we will continue adding to this list, and please do, as always, send us additions for it:
Collections and calendars
Londonist recommendations: All things scientific, technical and geeky
Ian Visits: A calendar of all types of events in London, including science and engineering, with added editorial
Museums, societies etc:
Wellcome Collection: Regular events and exhibitions of a medical flavour at the Wellcome Collection on Euston Road
Royal Institution: Miscellaneous science and policy events
Royal Society: Science, policy and conferences
ZSL: Zoological Society of London; occasional events on conservation and zoology
Hunterian Museum: Part of the Royal College of Surgeons, with a treasure trove of specimens and surgical paraphenalia
University calendars (usually featuring dozens of events per week):