Art of science talk series

A programme that looks at the blurred boundary between arts and science. Join us as we look at the similarities and differences between the two worlds, the opportunities that come from working together and the challenges of trying to understand each other. 

Adults
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The musical brain: Neuroscience and classical music

A neuroscientist by day and classical pianist by night discusses her dual life and the latest research into brain function and the performance of music.

Adults
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The art of performing science

Explore where science, medicine, art and performance collide! How does a lace maker help surgeons see the world differently? How can insights from the world of performance help us understand medical and scientific practitioners ‘performance’ in the lab, studio or operating theatre?

Age 12+
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Wonder, passion & terror: what music tells us about our brain

Join Lord Robert Winston in a lively conversation with Stephen Johns, Artistic Director at the Royal College of Music, about the meeting of their two disciplines, science and music.

Adults
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Singing for maternal mental health

Explore how group singing can support recovery from post-natal depression with researchers, clinicians and practitioners.

Adults
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A tailored approach to a new spacesuit

As we expand our exploration of space and prepare for journeys to Mars, find out how designers are tailoring the experience and bringing earthly comforts to space-travellers’ clothing.

Adults
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The chamber of horrors and the origin of South Kensington

This talk will guide you through one of the first and most controversial museum exhibitions relating to Exhibition Road, with former Rector of the Royal College of Art, Sir Christopher Frayling.

Adults
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Quantum shorts

The strange ways our universe behaves on atomic and subatomic scales is explored through a series of award winning short films presented by Imperial's quantum physicists.

Adults
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Maths, melodies and the mind

Take a musical journey through the brain with Imperial mind-mapping mathematicians and live performances from the Guildhall School of Music.

Adults
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Time tries all things

Explore time, and our human relationship with it, as artist and filmmaker Grace Weir discusses her latest collaboration with theoretical physicist Fay Dowker.

Adults
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Holst’s Planets: Re-imagined

Planetary scientists and modern composers come together to present a new, scientifically credible response to the classic musical score for our solar system.

Adults
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Robert Thomas: Music in the age of AI, the web and biometrics

Algorithmic composer Robert Thomas joins 6 Music DJ Nemone Mataxas to talk about the future of music. In a world where AI, VR, AR, the web and biometric data open up a whole world of possibilities, what lies ahead for music?