New Scientist Live 2017 at ExCel, Royal Victoria Dock

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New Scientist Live, the festival of ideas and discovery, returns this September with headline speakers including Tim Peake, Heston Blumenthal, Chris Packham and Margaret Atwood bringing the latest ideas and innovations from science down to Earth. The festival, held by the world's most loved science weekly and set at London's ExCeL, will feature more than 120 inspirational, innovative, and informative talks that touch on all areas of human life. Answering some of life's greatest questions, curious festival-goers of all ages will hear from a range of world-renowned guests, including authors, comedians, and business brains. The Festival of Ideas will feature five immersive zones: Cosmos, Earth, Humans, Technology, and Engineering. Showcasing how science, technology and engineering drive our economy, shape our culture and improve our lives, key features include: Feel the force of Star Wars and discover droids with the Royal Academy of Engineering Sequence and take home your own DNA with Bento Lab Pet a scorpion in the Bug Petting Zoo Challenge a friend to a round of Drone Combat Explore the galaxy in the pop-up planetarium Experience gut-wrenching theme park rides through VR Take home a unique 3D selfie Bloodhound Project's 1000mph car Don't miss inspiring talks on stage from world renowned speakers including Heston Blumenthal, Margaret Atwood, Google Deepmind's Demis Hassabis, ESA Astronaut Tim Peake and beatbox champion Hobbit to take you on a journey of discovery. Topics include: What happened at the Big Bang? How can we use machine learning to understand human intelligence? How can maggots and genetics be used to solve crimes? Extreme language: how did humans evolve complex spoken language? How can we use maths to create original music? Can geoengineering solve climate change? Could the Red Planet become a travel destination? See, hear and touch the future at New Scientist Live; it's science as you've never seen it before. For further information and to buy tickets, please visit


Adult Ticket: From £26.00 (€29.56) per ticket
Family Ticket: £32.50 to £60.00 (€36.95 - €68.21) per ticket

Venue Details & Map

ExCeL London

1 Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
E16 1XL
+44 (0)20 7069 5000
Public transport:
Tube: Canning Town (Jubilee line) Train: DLR (Docklands Light Railway) Custom House for ExCeL West or Prince Regent for ExCeL East & ICC London

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