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Haynes Lane (entrance at the top of Bedwardine Road)
Crystal Palace
London SE19 3AN
First Tuesday of the month, 8pm
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6 February 2018: The scale of things. Speaker: Mike Fairbrass.


The Scale of Things is a book to entertain, inform and engage you with amazing facts morphed by scale and graphically illustrated. We want to reach into your mind and make bits of it boggle as you picture and percolate the joys of science and understanding conveyed in a new way.


Mike Fairbrass is a writer and creative consultant. The former Head of Modelmaking and Photography at Richard Rogers’ practice, his models have been exhibited around the world. He has written for The Architects’ Journal, taught at The Royal College of Art and run educational workshops at The Design Museum, The V&A and The Royal Academy of Arts.

“Mystic” Mike is also the Virgin Radio UK official (satirical) astrologer.


Recent speakers   

2 January 2018: All I got for Xmas was a chemistry set. Speaker: Dr Simba Matondo.


5 December 2017: Cassini: mission to Saturn. Speaker: Prof Steve Miller, University College London.


7 November 2017: The Quantum World. Speaker: Grahame Danby.


3 October 2017: Grokking complexity. Speaker: Dil Green.


5 September 2017: Totally eclipsed. Speaker: Dr Grahame Danby, Open University.


1 August 2017: Our inner fish: how our evolutionary history shapes our life as an embryo – and beyond. Speaker: Dr Jo Richardson, University of Sussex


4 July 2017: Patient H69: The Story of My Second Sight. Speaker: Vanessa Potter


6 June 2017: Scientific publishing and the blockchain. Speaker: David Bovill.


2 May 2017: Cosmic dust from exploding stars. Speaker: Felix Priestley, University College London.


4 April 2017: IT security awareness. Speaker: Satya Panigrahi, IT Daemon Ltd.


7 March 2017: Adventures in Nanotechnology: how can we look at atoms and electrons? Speaker: Dr Holly Hedgeland, Open University


7 February 2017: Carbon footprints and climate change. Speaker: Dr Kim Dennis-Bryan, Open University


3 January 2017: From molecule to perception: Using astronomical technology to improve vision research. Speaker: Adam Dubis, University College London


6 December 2016: Medical implications of space flight. Speaker: Steven Cutts


1 November 2016: Photoshopped. Speaker: David Edwards.


4 October 2016: The art of science. Speaker: Shelley Wilson. (


6 September 2016: Bees. Speaker: Dr David Perkins, Roots and Shoots, Kennington, London.


2 August 2016: Is there life on Mars? Speaker: Christian Potiszil, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London.


5 July 2016: Science, government policy and Brexit. Speaker: Dr Stephen McGinness, House of Commons