London Science Festival
The first London Science Festival celebrates the city’s position as a world centre of research by hosting a programme of events to engage the public with science.
Exhibitions include the first full-sized robotic Mars rover built as part of the European ExoMars Rover Vehicle Project, and London College of Fashion professor Helen Storey’s Catalytic Clothing project, showcasing advancements in textile technology (read more about the project in Catalytic Clothing).
Lectures during the festival include how Swiss nuclear research organisation CERN’s Large Hadron Collider – a particle accelerator – works; an exploration of the Space Shuttle’s 30-year legacy; and a hypothetical case study on Type 1 diabetes. It centres on an 11-year-old patient who has recently been diagnosed, and aims to get young people involved in science by discussing the medical, ethical and scientific issues of living with the condition.
The London Science Festival runs from October 19-25 2011 in venues across the city.