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New Scientist’s Mind-Blowing Festival Of Ideas And Discovery Is Back To Inspire You

At New Scientist Live, there’s no such thing as too big a question. Want to ponder the mysteries of space? Discover how your brain changes as you age? Or perhaps learn more about tropical diseases? You’ll find it all at this unforgettable science festival, taking over ExCeL London from October 8-9. And with a mix of fascinating talks, talented exhibitors, and spectacular experiences – like their pop-up planetarium – to discover, you’ll be leaving here with a hatful of knowledge, and a newfound appreciation for the wonderful word of science.

Two people pose for a picture with a spacesuit.

Some of the greatest minds in science, including Helen Czerski, Adam Rutherford, Turi King, Martin Rees, and Patrick Vallance, will be delivering talks on a huge range of topics. Each one draws from four equally fascinating areas of science: The Future, Mind & Body, Our Planet, and The Universe, so there’s guaranteed to be something that piques your interest. Seriously, with talks such as ‘the science of paranoia and conspiracy thinking’ and ‘how we came to know that dogs are so smart’, you’ll find something eye-opening to breathlessly explain to anyone who’ll listen to you.

A woman speaks on stage at New Scientist Live festival.

Fancy something a little more hands-on? New Scientist Live will feature over 50 exhibits and and features on the show floor, spanning everything from the future of food and agriculture to VR rollercoaster rides. We’d also highly recommend a trip to the pop-up planetarium, which has proved to be a huge hit at previous editions of the festival.

A man uses VR technology at New Scientist Live festival.

It’s more than enough to get you feeling inspired about our incredible world, the forces that shape it, and the ever-expanding possibilities of space. Whether you’re mad about all things science, simply curious about the world that we live in, or hoping to engage more with the world of STEM, there truly is something for all big thinkers at New Scientist Live.