20th February 2018

6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

RAS Public Lecture: Einstein’s Relativity: Tested to the Limit with Pulsars

Einstein’s Relativity: Tested to the Limit with Pulsars Dr Rene Breton, Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at The University of Manchester (Venue: Royal Astronomical Society Lecture Theatre – booking via

20th March 2018

1:00 pm and 2:00 pm

RAS Public Lecture: Magnetic Fields in Space

Magnetic Fields in Space Dr Chris Hales, Newcastle University (Venue: Geological Society Lecture Theatre – no booking required) Magnetic fields are amazing. Their invisible presence can be illuminated by the

27th July 2018

6:00 pm and 9:00 pm

Courtyard Late: Resources of Burlington House – Friday 27 July

See the Burlington House Courtyard like never before

22nd September 2018

10:00 am and 5:00 pm

Open House London 2018

See the Burlington House Courtyard like never before

12th February 2019

6:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Human Population and Biodiversity: Red Herring or Elephant in the Room?

Since 1970, the human population has doubled and populations of wild vertebrate animals have more than halved (WWF). Is this coincidence? If not, what does a population set to grow

13th February 2019

12:30 pm and 3:00 pm

Deceivers, Doppelgangers and Degenerates

Animals are dazzlingly diverse, yet we know next to nothing about them, from how many species there are on Earth to how they live. Why is this? Ross will explore

13th February 2019

3:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Geological Society Public Lecture: Geological disposal of radioactive waste in the UK

Free lecture at 3pm and 6pm. For more information visit the Geological Society website.

21st February 2019

6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Annual Debate: The Future of Plant Science

In association with the London Evolutionary Research Network (LERN). Plant science has never been more important or relevant. We live in a demanding age, where environmental change along with increasing

6th March 2019

12:30 pm and 1:00 pm

The History of Seed Exchange

This lecture will explore the material practices of exchanging and saving seeds during the long eighteenth century. Drawing on the Linnean Society’s rich carpological collections, this lecture will trace the

21st March 2019

6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Nature’s Palette: Understanding how Flowers Pattern their Petals

Flowering plants very often display striking patterns on their petals. These patterns are key to attract pollinators and are very elaborate, combining different pigmentations but also an amazing array of