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Celebrate British Science Week

Story added 13th Mar 2017

British Science Week 2017

From 10 to 19 March, celebrate the best of British science, technology, engineering and maths as part of British Science Week.

Thousands of fantastic events and talks are being held across the UK, many of them put together by volunteers and grassroots organisations. It's a great opportunity to explore the history of science and get a glimpse of the extraordinary possibilities that await us in the future.

We've put together our top picks of special events and exhibitions happening in London throughout the week. Plus you can browse upcoming highlights from our Science and Nature programme, featuring everything from artificial intelligence to the secret language of whales and primates.

What's on in London this week

Electricity: The spark of life
until 25 June 2017 at The Wellcome Collection
This captivating exhibition tells the story of electricity through the ages and features specially commissioned works from leading artists. More details >

until 3 September 2017 at The Science Museum
The Science Museum's latest blockbuster exhibition explores the ways robots mirror humanity. Enjoy an exclusive 3D film on Tuesday 14 March. More details >

Stevenson Science Lecture: Should I really just have clicked on that?
Wednesday 15 March at The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Royal Holloway presents a lecture exploring the perils of our interconnected world. More details >

What can be made ‘driverless’?
Thursday 16 March at the London Transport Museum
Designers from the Royal College of Art explore how the technology that surrounds us may become autonomous in the future. More details >

Zoom in: a closer look at science
Saturday 18 March at the British Museum
Go behind the scenes and meet the British Museum’s scientists and conservators. More details >

Coming up at Build...

Guest lecture: Animals and language
Thurs, eve, 30 Mar, 19:40-21:10

Genes, genomes and genetic manipulation
Mon, eve, 8 May - 19 Jun, 18:00-19:30

Discover the South London Botanical Institute - a hidden treasure
Mon, day, 15 May, 10:30-16:30

Artificial intelligence: threat or promise?
Thu, day, 8 Jun - 6 Jul, 14:30-16:30

Astronomy Day: The Universe: 13.8 billion years in a day
Saturday 24 June at Build, 10:30-16:30

The big butterfly day
Sun, day, 9 Jul, 10:30-16:30

Find out more about British Science Week

British Science Week is an annual event organised by the British Science Association. Events and activities are running nationwide throughout the week. Find out more at

>> Browse all Science courses at Build.

>> Browse all Nature & ecology course at Build

>> Any queries? Connectivity with the Humanities Department on 0207 492 2652 or at [email protected]