What's on

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Inside the Crystal Palace: the must-see exhibition of Victorian England

Explore the finest art and industrial design of the day during this guided tour of the Great Exhibition of 1851.

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Meet the UK's Green Poet

From green banking to generating clean energy from our poo, Martin Kiszko tackles environment issues through his playful poetry.

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Discovering science through children’s non-fiction picture books

Illustrators and writers celebrate the transformative power of an overlooked section of children’s literature to communicate science.

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Eco-murals: Bringing the biodiversity crisis to our city centres

Scientists and artists discuss their work and the role public art can play in bringing a community together to take action against human-induced mass extinction of life on Earth.

A day in the life of a STEM Education Director

Pallavi Malhotra discusses her career from being a pioneering female telecommunications engineer to being Director for the Huawei ICT Academy Programme in Western Europe.

All Ages

Making Windflower

For their installation ‘Windflower’ on Exhibition Road, Urban Radicals transformed a wind turbine blade into beautiful planters. Hear about the making of ‘Windflower’ and the ideas behind it.

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Climate Justice

How can we ensure equality and basic human rights are preserved in the pursuit of saving the planet?

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Black History Month - A day in the life of the Grenfell gardener

Meet Tayshan Hayden-Smith, the former footballer who discovered the healing power of horticulture after setting up the Grenfell Garden of Peace

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Black History Month - A day in the life of a climate finance expert

Courtnae Bailey discusses her work to increase global climate investments in developing countries so they can mitigate and adapt to the worst impacts of climate change.

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Human Health and Planetary Health

Find out how changing our diet could not only improve our health, but also tackle climate change, address biodiversity loss and stave off the next global pandemic.

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Black History Month - A day in the life of a Renaissance art historian

Despite leaving school at 16 with no qualifications, Leslie Primo overcame dyslexia and the odds to become an authority on some of the great masters of European art.

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Eco-anxiety: Climate change’s toll on our mental health

Find out how the fight to save our planet could also improve our individual and collective wellbeing in this session exploring our emotional response to the climate crisis.

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Solving urban air pollution and green mobility

Learn how public health data, better air quality monitoring and smart green mobility could make our cities healthier places to live and explore.

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Black History Month - A day in the life of a classical musician

Royal College of Music student Mebrakh Haughton-Johnson performs and discusses his journey from practising in the sixth form common room to playing on the world’s most prestigious stages.

Adult

Dressing Green

Explore how new technologies, eco-business models and better regulatory oversight might end fast fashion and benefit the planet.

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Treephonia: Reimagining our planet through sound

How can music help us forge new relationships with our environment and the places we inhabit?

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Who's leading the climate conversation?

Explore the ways science, governments, fossil fuel lobbyists and environmental campaigners have changed how we talk about climate.

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Black History Month - A day in the life of a curator of deep-sea creatures

From caring for Charles Darwin’s specimens to decolonising museum collections, explore the career of the Natural History Museum’s Miranda Lowe.

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Crafty Science

Celebrate craftmanship, its links to material science and its potential to challenge our throwaway culture through a greater appreciation of how things are made.

Adult

Black History Month - A Day in the life of a green manufacturing engineer

Meet Dr Gbemi Oluleye and her work to reduce the 40% of the global carbon dioxide emissions contributed by our manufacturing industries.

Adult

Darwin's Coral Reefs and the Future of Ocean Life

Explore historic collections that could predict the future of marine ecosystems with the Natural History Museum’s coral reef curator Miranda Lowe.

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Making stuff greener

Explore the much-needed revolution in our manufacturing sector, from advanced energy and material efficiency to carbon capture, to new building materials and green chemistry

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Sound tracking the rainforest: An audio-visual exploration of deforestation in Costa Rica

Immerse yourself within the sights and sounds of a forest ecosystem under threat with this digital artwork created by art collective super/collider.

Design and the Circular Economy

This discussion with ‘Windflower’ designers Urban Radicals with Adam Harris will explore the role of design for the transition to a circular economy and engaging the public in this process.

Museum of the Anthropocene: Hidden Histories in the V&A Collection

Join V&A Anthropocene Reading Group co-founder and postgraduate researcher Flora Parkin on this tour of the V&A Collection, sharing untold stories about the museum’s historical role in today's profound crises.

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Innovating for a Greener Future

Meet the graduates of Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art who have gone on to develop innovative solutions to help build a greener, more sustainable world.

Urban parks - places of respite or action?

London's parks have been a lifeline for many during the pandemic as a place of respite, but what's their role in tackling the long term challenges society faces?

Nature Live Online

Join us for a live stream event where a panel of Millennials and Generation Z discuss some of the core issues of the planetary emergency.

Discover the Great Exhibition

Discover the incredible story of the Great Exhibition of 1851. From its controversial planning process to its exhibitors, visitors and long legacy, you’ll uncover an event unlike any other.

Climate Conversations on Seat #12

The gravity of climate change can often feel overwhelming. Join us for an interactive workshop using Jenny Brockmann’s installation Seat #12 to build your #TalkingClimate toolkit.

Adult

Extreme weather forecasting in a warming world

Explore why severe weather warnings don’t always lead to simple life-saving public and government action, and why climate change means we need to get this right.

Unloved Animal Club: Creatures in the climate crisis

Our warming planets threatens life on every continent. Seven scientists present seven vulnerable species that need more appreciation and protection as the world changes.

Leading the Change: Diversifying STEM Leadership

Our panellists will discuss their own experiences in STEM and what organisations need to do to attract talent from all walks of life.

Family

Family Festival Quiz

Join us for some green entertainment with the return of our Festival Family Quiz!