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26 January—09 February

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26.01.2018

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Friday 26 January

Are your genes to blame when your jeans don’t fit? (Discourse)

In this Discourse, Giles Yeo will discuss obesity and how genetics is being used to understand this modern epidemic.

When:

7.20pm to 8.45pm, The Theatre

Type:

Discourses, Talks

Monday 29 January

Darwin’s unfinished symphony: How culture made the human mind

Kevin Laland discusses how the human mind and its unique ability to devise and transmit culture evolved from its roots in animal behaviour.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Wednesday 31 January

Future pharma

Join five researchers at the cutting edge of pharmaceutical science and technology for a glimpse at the pharmacy of the future.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Thursday 01 February

The beautiful cure

Leading immunologist Daniel Davis will describe the scientific quest to understand how the amazing human immune system works

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Friday 02 February

Jurassic Britain: Rediscovering dinosaurs and ichthyosaurs

Palaeontologist Dean Lomax takes us on a journey back to the amazing finds that sparked the original dinomania in the 1800s.

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Sunday 04 February

Family Masterclass: Anamorphic Art AM (age 7–12)

Explore the mathematics behind changing 2D pictures into 3D and vice versa in this family Masterclass, aimed at 7–12 year-olds with their families.

When:

10.30am to 12.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Ages 7–12

Family Masterclass: Anamorphic Art PM (age 7–12)

Explore the mathematics behind changing 2D pictures into 3D and vice versa in this family Masterclass, aimed at 7–12 year-olds with their families.

When:

1.30pm to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Ages 7–12

Tuesday 06 February

Poetry and science at the Royal Institution

Join historian Gregory Tate as he asks why a surprising number of scientists write poetry. You’ll have the rare chance to see manuscripts from the Royal Institution’s archives and explore the work of Humphry Davy and John Tyndall.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Library

Type:

Talks

Thursday 08 February

Swearing is good for you

For something that is so good for us, swearing gets a bad name. Artificial Intelligence researcher and science writer, Emma Byrne, will explore the latest in the neuroscience, psychology, and origins of swearing.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks