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The Royal Institution is the home of science in the heart of London, with a packed programme of accessible science for adults, children, families and schools.
Through talks in our world famous theatre, leading scientists and cultural commentators explore the latest amazing science and the way in which it shapes our lives.

19 May—02 June

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19.05.2019

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Monday 20 May

The adventures of Alexander von Humboldt

Explore the life of an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age, Alexander von Humboldt.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Thursday 23 May

Harnessing the power of immunology (Discourse)

Sheena Cruickshank will take you on a quick tour of some remarkable developments in immunology.

When:

7.20pm to 8.45pm, The Theatre

Type:

Discourses, Talks

Tuesday 28 May

What can animal emotions teach us about ourselves?

Join us as Frans de Waal examines the evidence for animal emotions, calling time on outdated research, and updating us on innovative studies with vivid recollections from a lifetime of observing primates. Frans will discuss facial expressions, animal sentience and consciousness, the emotional side of human politics, and the illusion of free will.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Patrons, Talks

Thursday 30 May

Superior: The return of race science

Angela Saini discusses the concept of race, both past and present.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Friday 31 May

How to grow a human

Join Philip Ball as he discusses the new technologies of cell reprogramming that were used to make his "brain in a dish" and more.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Saturday 01 June

Family Fun Day: all about elements

Family Fun Day returns, and this time its all about elements! Explore the wonders of the periodic table and more.

When:

Arrive any time between 11.00am and 4.00pm

Type:

Family and young people

Audience:

Ages 7+