Summer Science Exhibition Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London 4th to 10th July, free
This annual must-see expo is perhaps the best opportunity to get up close to cutting-edge UK science, and to meet the academics involved. Take in virtual galaxies, killer fungi and designer plastics— and make time to catch the physics of bubbles.
Royal Society of Chemistry: Alphabet of our Universe Burlington House, Piccadilly, London 15th July, 6.30pm
Six learned societies, including the Royal Society of Chemistry, reside in the elegant environs of Burlington House, which is running a series of “lates” this summer. Come to hear poet and climate scientist Rachel McCarthy dip into her book Element as she embarks on a tour of the Periodic Table.