New Scientist Live

ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London

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Event location:
ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London
When:Event passed!
It was on
Thu 28th Sep 2017 to
Sun 1st Oct 2017

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Where:ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:10:00 - 17:00
Admission:All day access to main exhibition floor and all talks in the zone theaters. no access to main stage talks or VIP area - £26

About the event

New Scientist Live, the festival of ideas and discovery, returns this September with headline speakers including Tim Peake, Heston Blumenthal, Chris Packham and Margaret Atwood bringing the latest ideas and innovations from science down to Earth.

The festival, held by the world’s most loved science weekly and set at London’s ExCeL, will feature more than 120 inspirational, innovative, and informative talks that touch on all areas of human life. Answering some of life’s greatest questions, curious festival-goers of all ages will hear from a range of world-renowned guests, including authors, comedians, and business brains.

The Festival of Ideas will feature five immersive zones: Cosmos, Earth, Humans, Technology, and Engineering. Showcasing how science, technology and engineering drive our economy, shape our culture and improve our lives, key features include:

• Feel the force of Star Wars and discover droids with the Royal Academy of Engineering
• Sequence and take home your own DNA with Bento Lab
• Pet a scorpion in the Bug Petting Zoo
• Challenge a friend to a round of Drone Combat
• Explore the galaxy in the pop-up planetarium
• Experience gut-wrenching theme park rides through VR
• Take home a unique 3D selfie
• Bloodhound Project’s 1000mph car

Don’t miss inspiring talks on stage from world renowned speakers including Heston Blumenthal, Margaret Atwood, Google Deepmind’s Demis Hassabis, ESA Astronaut Tim Peake and beatbox champion Hobbit to take you on a journey of discovery. Topics include:

• What happened at the Big Bang?
• How can we use machine learning to understand human intelligence?
• How can maggots and genetics be used to solve crimes?
• Extreme language: how did humans evolve complex spoken language?
• How can we use maths to create original music?
• Can geoengineering solve climate change?
• Could the Red Planet become a travel destination?

See, hear and touch the future at New Scientist Live; it’s science as you’ve never seen it before.

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