Free exhibitions in London
St Paul’s Cathedral is home to an actual UNHCR tent used in a Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. London-based artist Kate Daudy has used the tent, which housed a family for several months, as a canvas to embroider the words of displaced women, aid workers, diplomats and other voices involved in the refugee crisis.
Luke Jerram’s six-metre glowing sculpture has Nasainspired detail. It’s lighting up the Natural History Museum for the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11. We have lift-off!
Ever wondered how a science lab manages to breed, feed and store a million fruit flies for experiments? Well, prepared to be amazed. The Crick Institute is offering up a behind-the-scenes look at the methods and people driving the latest scientific advances. And it's not just flies either, with the lid lifted on laser guides, cell growers and tech fixers too.
Even if you never really thrived in your science GCSEs, you can become a bone-fide boffin at the Summer Science Exhibition, a week-long festival at The Royal Society. There will be exhibits covering space (what would it be like to live on the moon?), driverless cars (should we trust them?) and the ‘quietest place in the universe’ (it’s next to the M6 motorway, apparently), as well as talks on astrophysics, artificial intelligence and many more scientific things that you’ve always wanted more than a cursory, Wikipedia-based understanding of.
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