Inspired by Haydn’s choral masterpiece The Creation, join the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) for a lively and engaging family concert mixing the amazing worlds of music and science.
Perfection is a fascination across science and the arts, with implications of interest to all; from philosophers to designers to anyone who strives for it.
Join an intrepid company of 400 young singers, actors, dancers, musicians, designers and scientists from 20 Southwark schools on an incredible journey. Watch as Royal Festival Hall transforms into a giant spaceship travelling through the stars and beyond to discover the source of sounds emanating from a black hole.
American alt-rockers and multi-Grammy award winners They Might be Giants perform their new album Here Comes Science and old favourites in their long-awaited return to the UK.
Meet the minds behind some of the UK's most exciting scientific advances at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition. From machine intelligence to green energy, try out the interactive exhibits and question the expert scientists themselves about the discoveries you make.
Explore the exhibits online and plan out your visit.
Pterosaurs are taking over Southbank Centre!
Researchers from the University of Portsmouth are creating five life-sized pterosaur models, including one with a wing span of 10 metres, to better appreciate what these animals may have looked like when alive.
Do machines express the human ideals of perfection? This event explores the essential nature of the machines we have created, from cars to mobile phones to robots. We ponder the extent to which human desires and needs are mapped onto our personal and political ideals through the expression of 'The Machine'.
The panel includes: