Come along to Science Museum Lates this month and explore the mathematics in everything we do.
From music to nature, gaming to art, maths permeates our world in ways that reach far beyond those stuffy school days and clunky textbooks.
Explore how maths can define and build, and is hiding in plain sight.
Stand up and be counted in celebration of our newest permanent gallery, Mathematics: The Winton Gallery.
Create probability art, meet multiplying rabbits at our animal zoo and test your puzzle-solving skills.
Plus, the regular Lates highlights are waiting for you to enjoy, including live music and the best silent disco in town.
Download the February Lates map
Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month. Each entry in this hugely popular ongoing series of events centres on a different theme: from sex to climate change, from big data to childhood.
See what we have planned for the coming months
Inspiring, enlightening and unbelievably good fun, Lates always draw a crowd, so we strongly suggest you arrive early to ensure the best chance of getting in. Be advised that you may have to queue before a timed event.
The Science Museum’s resident comedy team Punk Science will be multiplying maths with mirth tonight. Added to this month’s line-up we have Sophie Hagen, winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award for best newcomer in 2015 and the Chortle Best Newcomer Award in 2014, plus more great acts.
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Superwomen of mathematics: Minerva Scientifica
Electric Voice Theatre with Dr Patricia Fara present the spectacular legacies of female scientists and mathematicians in song and storytelling with a plethora of performances. Reach for the stars with Caroline Herschel, capture prisms of light with Mary Somerville, explore computing with cards with Ada Lovelace and much more.
- Minerva Mathematica by Frances M Lynch
- Pulsar Superstar by Kate Whitley, with Jocelyn Bell Burnell
- Epitaph for a Comet Hunter by Frances M Lynch, with Caroline Herschel
- Williamina – Astronomer fae Dundee by Frances M Lynch, with Williamina Fleming
- Seven Dark Lines by Lynne Plowman, with Mary Somerville
- Something More Than Mortal by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, with Ada Lovelace
- Spiritus Sanctus Vivificans by Hildegard von Bingen, with Hildegard von Bingen
Also on this month
Think (Talks and object related events)
- Model Outbreak
- Pint of Science: Robot and Mathematical Biology
- Planet Science
- X Marks the Spots
- The Turing Guide
- Hidden Gems
- Can Touch This
- Where the Animals Go
- The Perfect Bet
- The Geometry of Music-Induced Laughter
- The Nature of the Numbers
Experience (Active events such as shows and demonstrations)
- Caroline Herschel - our actor tells all
- Numberjump - make a custom made boardgame
- Tim Peake’s Spacecraft - join in the fun
- Digital Lab Hackathon
- British Sign Language tour of Mathematics: The Winton Gallery
- Curator tour of Mathematics: The Winton Gallery
- Understanding Maths Through VR Technology
- Charles Babbage
- Sphero Race
- Can You Solve My Problems?
- Higher or Lower!
- Solving Sweets
Create (Hands-on creative workshops)
- Shape Up!
- Paper Polyhedrons
- Screen Grab
- Pantograph Pictures
- Visions of Numberland
- Shake it Like a Polaroid