Welcome to See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts

This year the Royal Society, the UK’s academy of science, marks its 350th anniversary and to celebrate Southbank Centre and the Royal Society together explored science and our human impulse to understand the world we live in.

See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts was a unique ten-day festival filling every corner of Southbank Centre this summer. The festival explored links between the sciences and arts and features a host of cross-disciplinary collaborations, scientific and artistic events.

The festival is now closed, and we hope that this website enables you to share in this celebration of science, discovery and creativity.

Summer Science Exhibition

Zone: Reveal

Researchers from several institutions across the UK and Ireland are working together to generate blood from stem cells to provide a limitless and infection-free blood supply.

Blood...

Zone: Transform

Researchers from the UK are creating novel shape-changing structures that could be straight out of a spy film.

“Our research aims to develop shape-changing solutions for new...

Zone: Reveal

Researchers from six UK Universities are using sound to see into the cores of stars and understand the workings of our Sun and the strangest stars in the sky.

Astronomers have been able...

With the great advancements of science and technology in the last century, some even reflecting the almost predictive work of past science fiction authors, how has new science fiction adapted to...

what is the Diamond Light Source? It is a huge scientific machine (covering the space of 5 football pitches) called a synchrotron which produces beams of light with different wavelengths. To do...

What is so special about water? It covers 70% of our planet in the form of the oceans and it's essential for life, but it is not just because of it's abundance or contribution to our biology that...

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