Welcome to See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts

In 2010, the Royal Society, the UK’s academy of science, marked its 350th anniversary and to celebrate Southbank Centre and the Royal Society together explored science and our human impulse to understand the world we live in.

See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts was a unique ten-day summer festival filling every corner of Southbank Centre. The festival explored links between the sciences and arts and features a host of cross-disciplinary collaborations, scientific and artistic events.

The festival is now closed, and we hope that this website enables you to share in this celebration of science, discovery and creativity.

Summer Science Exhibition

Zone: Reveal

Researchers from central London are working on using nanotechnology to make advances in healthcare.

Nanotechnology is the science of the very small – working on a scale one-billionth...

Zone: Transform

A team of scientists are finding out how oceans form by observing the creation of the newest ocean on Earth.

The surface of the Earth is constantly changing. Continents have collided and...

Zone: Explore

Researchers from University of Oxford are studying how viruses from wild animals develop into emerging infections in humans.

Wild animals carry many viruses that can cause widespread...

With the great advancements of science and technology in the last century, some even reflecting the almost predictive work of past science fiction authors, how has new science fiction adapted to...

what is the Diamond Light Source? It is a huge scientific machine (covering the space of 5 football pitches) called a synchrotron which produces beams of light with different wavelengths. To do...

What is so special about water? It covers 70% of our planet in the form of the oceans and it's essential for life, but it is not just because of it's abundance or contribution to our biology that...

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