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Science Events In London This Week


Harvard’s Martin Nowak and New Scientist’s Roger Highfield speak at the RSA tonight on the subject of altruism, dabbling in the maths of cooperation. It’s free, but you need to pre-book.


The Royal Society hosts a late afternoon talk (4.30pm) about Britain and international science in the 1970s. Later, Ted Nield is at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich to discuss why we should love meteorites. Also this evening, dermatologists Paul Matts and Mark Birch Machin are at the Royal Institution to discuss the daily assaults on our skin from UV, and other dermo-ponderings. Both evening events are £10 and start at 7pm.


Another event from the Royal Society today, this time a lunchtime lecture (1pm) on the scientific aims of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Free, but prebook. The big event of the week takes place at Wellcome Collection this evening. The venue will remain open until 11pm for an evening devoted to the elements. See your reflection in a pool of mercury. Breath pure oxygen. And find out how to tell the time with iodine. Doors for this free event open at 7pm.


The London premier of futurology film Transcendent Man is fully booked, but you can still catch a debate about the ideas of Ray Kurzweil at Birkbeck College, 1.45pm.


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