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West End Festival

Taking over the West End of Glasgow, the festival treats the ears to a great musical line-up, tantalises all the senses with a carnival, and delves into the creative depths of local studios and exhibitions with the Hidden Lane open days.

Various venues: Glasgow

Wed 26 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Thu 27 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Fri 28 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

…and 2 more dates until 30 Jun

Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox takes audiences on a journey through space and time. The particle physicist is best known for his popular BBC series Wonders of … and non-fiction titles including Why Does E=mc²? and The Quantum Universe.

Birmingham Arena

Sat 21 Sep

£35–£45 / 0871 945 6000

Bournemouth International Centre

Fri 20 Sep

£35–£45 / 0844 576 3000

Brighton Centre

Sat 14 Sep

£35–£45 / 0844 847 1515

Sun 15 Sep

£35–£45 / 0844 847 1515

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An Evening with Astronaut Tony Antonelli

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing at this talk by former NASA astronaut Tony Antonelli, who has piloted two space shuttles to the International Space Station.

Southampton University Students' Union

Tue 2 Jul

£19.50 (£12.50) / 023 8059 5205

UEA LCR, Norwich

Fri 5 Jul

£19.50 (Children £12.50)

The University Of Kent, Canterbury

Wed 3 Jul

£19.50 (£12.50) / 01227 827013

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Exhibition on the latest in scientific research from around the world, alongside a programme of talks, demonstrations and family-friendly performances.

The Royal Society, London SW1Y

Mon 1 Jul

Free / 020 7451 2500

Tue 2 Jul

Free / 020 7451 2500

Wed 3 Jul

Free / 020 7451 2500

…and 4 more dates until 7 Jul

Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

Meet Dippy the Diplodocus, a 21.3 metre long skeleton of a dinosaur, which is currently on tour around the UK.

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle

Thu 27 Jun

Free Donations welcome / 0191 222 6765

Fri 28 Jun

Free Donations welcome / 0191 222 6765

Sat 29 Jun

Free Donations welcome / 0191 222 6765

…and 99 more dates until 6 Oct

The Mystery Behind the Brain

Learn about what modern science has discovered about the brain so far and what ancient philosophies can also teach us.

New Acropolis, London N1

Tue 6 Aug

£5 (£3) / 020 7359 0059

Bright Club

Hardworking staff of the city's universities are let out for the night to share their tales about the weird, wonderful, and often very funny, world of research.

The Stand, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 3 Sep

£5 / 0844 693 3336

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Jul

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Tue 29 Oct

£5 / 0131 558 7272

The Stand, Glasgow

Mon 11 Nov

£5 / 0141 212 3389

Birds and Botany at Aberlady

Ranger-led walk through the nature reserve with John Harrison.

Aberlady Local Nature Reserve, Longniddry

Sat 6 Jul

£3

  • 15:30 – 18:30

Art of Possible: Future of Arts and Entertainment

Science workshop examining the arts and entertainment sectors, featuring creators, innovators and knowledge experts working in Scotland.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Thu 11 Jul

Free / 0141 276 5365

An Evening with the Moon

In the lead up to the opening of The Moon exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, astronomers at the Royal Observatory will be pointing their 18-tonne telescope at our constant companion in this special summer moongazing event. Enjoy a live planetarium show with guidance on the Moon and stars from an astronomer before…

Royal Observatory Greenwich, London SE10

Sat 6 Jul

£16 (Children £8) / 020 8312 6608

  • 18:30 – 19:45
  • 19:15 – 20:30

EVXpo Live 2020

Bath welcomes the vehicles of the future at this auto show, featuring electric and even flying cars.

Royal Crescent, Bath

Fri 29 May 2020

£15 / 07718605690

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 30 May 2020

£5–£15 / 07718605690

Commercial & Media Day

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 31 May 2020

£5–£15 / 07718605690

  • 10:00 – 16:00

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa Relais & Chateaux, Bath

Sat 30 May 2020

£11 / 07718605690

Sun 31 May 2020

£11 / 07718605690

The Red Shoot Inn, Linwood

Fri 13 Sep

£55 Adults; £27.50 Under 16's; free Under 12's / 01981 590 604

  • 11:00 – 14:30

Sat 14 Sep

£55 Adults; £27.50 Under 16's; free Under 12's / 01981 590 604

  • 12:00 – 15:30

Sun 15 Sep

£55 Adults; £27.50 Under 16's; free Under 12's / 01981 590 604

  • 12:00 – 15:30
…and 6 more dates until 20 Oct

The Story of the Solar System

Few stories are more exciting, more extraordinary, than that of our Solar System and the planets, moons, asteroids and comets that orbit the star we call the Sun. In this thrilling live production, astronomer Will Gater brings this remarkable tale to the stage. The Story of the Solar System explores how the planets…

The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham

Sat 17 Aug

£12 (£10) / 01242258002

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Turing Fest

Amidst the cornucopia of arts and culture events in Edinburgh during the month of August, the Turing Fest focuses on innovation, science and technology and can be relied upon for some appearances by big names from within the digital community.

Various venues: Edinburgh

Tue 27 Aug

Times & prices vary

Wed 28 Aug

Times & prices vary

Thu 29 Aug

Times & prices vary

Anatomy Lab Live: Contagion

Enjoy a two-course meal before handling real organ specimens to learn about infectious diseases in a working decontamination lab.

The Village Hotel, Aberdeen

Sat 21 Mar 2020

£81.99 (£72.99; Students £72.99; group ticket £879–£919) / +44 (0) 3333 447143

Apollo 11 Space Lates and Sleepover

In celebration of five decades since the moon landing, spend some time in the National Space Centre after hours and take part in a series of activities, workshops, talks and more.

National Space Centre, Leicester

Sat 20 Jul

Space Late only £15; adult space late with sleepover £40; child space late with sleepover £30 / 0116 258 2111

Booking is essential.

Apollo 50

A celebration of the five decades since the iconic moon landing filled with entertainment for the entire family.

Old Battery Store, Goonhilly Earth Station, Helston

Sat 20 Jul

£59 includes camping (Children £10–£25; After party £17.50) / 01326 565632

  • 10:00 – 04:00

ASCUS Art & Science Lab Open Sessions

Open day at ASCUS Lab, suitable for anyone with a creative idea or interested in experimenting with scientific tools.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Jun

ASCUS Lab

£0–£5 (£4) / 0131 560 1581

Sat 29 Jun

ASCUS Lab

£0–£5 (£4) / 0131 560 1581

Thu 4 Jul

ASCUS Lab

£0–£5 (£4) / 0131 560 1581

…and 47 more dates until 14 Dec

Astronomy and Islam: Introduction

Held before the predicted sighting of the next New Crescent Moon, this special Astronomy and Islam show will use the planetarium to explore Arabic tales woven into the starry night sky and explain why the Moon seems to change shape over the month. Visitors will be able to extend their stay beyond the show as access to the…

Royal Observatory Greenwich, London SE10

Sat 27 Jul

£13 (Children £6.50) / 020 8312 6608

  • 10:00 – 10:45

Sun 28 Jul

£13 (Children £6.50) / 020 8312 6608

  • 10:00 – 10:45

Bat Night

Guided talk and walk with resident Bat Man Derrick Eames to see the local bats feed at nightfall.

Creswell Crags, Welbeck

Fri 30 Aug

£8

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Body Awakening for Pain Relief & Posture

Mario Sánchez, The Body Awakener, from Mexico, comes to London to speak with you about how to live a better quality of life through application of his life changing techniques. You will be surprised how much more alive you can feel through releasing the fascia connecting your body's tissues into alignment with the…

London School of Capoeira, N4

Thu 11 Jul

£25–£35 / 07775847526

  • 18:45 – 21:00

Business Innovation South Expo

Annual expo focusing on companies who provide the best technology available, giving them an opportunity to network with peers and potential clients and to showcase themselves.

Best Western Chilworth Manor, Southampton

Thu 12 Sep

£10 / 07776 236371

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Chemistry and Excise

Presentations on how the chemical sciences are involved in business.

National Oceanography Centre, Waterfront Campus, Southampton

Thu 14 Nov

Prices to be confirmed

Concerning Beards: Facial Hair, Health and Hygiene in Britain, c. 1650-1900

A talk on the health and medical contexts of facial hair between 1650 and 1900.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Wed 3 Jul

Creative Writing with E. S. Thomson

Author E.S. Thomson hosts this three-hour creative writing workshop that lets participants use material from one of the oldest medical collections in the UK.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Thu 15 Aug