New Scientist Live: an explosion of inspiration

From 22-25 September, feed imaginations at New Scientist Live with various world-class speakers – ExCel London

Get out of the classroom and visit a place that promises to be like nowhere else on earth this September. The first-ever New Scientist Live event, held at the ExCel, London, will bring together the biggest, the best and the most provocative science for a fun ‘beyond the book’ look at the theories and technologies that touch all areas of human life.

A place for teachers and students alike to feed their curiosity, science-fans and educational professionals will be able to see, hear, touch and taste tomorrow over four days. See the science you study brought to life, with over 200 first-rate demonstrations and more than 100 thought-provoking talks from the most influential names in science. 

Fuelling imaginations, every visitor can finally get answers to everything they’ve ever wanted to know – and more.

  • How does it feel to have a bionic arm?
  • What if you could drive a mile in three seconds?
  • Where are the Earth’s latest secret places?
  • What if humans and animals could communicate more easily?
  • How do you hijack a spacecraft?

What to see

The show content at New Scientist Live will be split into four key areas: Brain & Body, Technology, Earth and The Cosmos, covering themes such as the future of animal communication, the rise of robots, space exploration and the psychology behind magic. Understand how we couldn’t live without science, technology and engineering – how it shapes our culture and improves our lives. 

Learn from the huge range of demonstrations and experiences on offer, including the Bloodhound Project’s adrenaline-pumping 1,000mph car and a chance to see the European Space Agency’s Exomars Rover in the flesh to discover more about whether life ever existed on Mars.

Who to watch

Understand the world around us at stages across the four zones, with talks from an inspiring line-up of over 100 speakers discussing the latest news in science. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to learn from the leading voices from the world of science, including:

  • Anatomist and broadcaster Alice Roberts asking ‘what makes us human?’ – from following ancestral journeys to even having her own brain scanned and 3D printed
  • Royal Astronomer Martin Rees taking visitors on a voyage through the solar system and beyond, investigating humanity’s place in the universe and addressing topics such as black holes, gravitational waves and parallel universes
  • Physicist Jim Al-Khalili exploring the lessons that today’s world can learn from the golden age of Arabic science 
  • Professor Richard Wiseman inviting the public to discover the secret science behind magic 

Backed by big educational bodies such as the University of Cambridge and The Crick Institute, New Scientist Live is the perfect place for anyone thirsty for knowledge.

Stayed tuned for further information on the full New Scientist Live line-up and schedule at

New Scientist Live; it’s science as you’ve never seen it before.


Organise an education visit to New Scientist Live

Readers of Independent Education Today Magazine can gain exclusive access to a discounted offer for tickets to New Scientist Live.

Quote IETM16 when booking groups of 10 or more to get tickets for just £15.

To book an educational visit, call 0800 368 8001 or email

Terms and conditions: transaction fee applies, must be booked before 1/9/16.

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