Highlight Event: The Big Draw at The Royal Society

On Saturday 22 October The Royal Society opens its doors for a day of drawing all things great and small.


What’s on...11am - 5pm


The Big Cell

Help assemble a giant cell together with the help of cell and molecular biologists from the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research.

Penrose Tiles 

Join Priya Subramanian from Leeds University’s mathematics department as she and artist Dominic Hopkinson explain the weird and wonderful world of Penrose Tiles.


The Feynman diagram print workshop

Create your own graphical interpretation of a particle reaction following the laws of physics. The Jiggling Atoms team will be on hand to help you create a piece of artwork that obeys the laws of physics and looks great too. 


Painting with microbes

Explore living microbial paintings created with coloured, bioluminescent microbes with Dr Patrick Hickey. Make your own biological artwork using safe, natural bacteria and fungi.


Isomorphology Drawing Workshop

Combining artistic and scientific methodologies, the RCA’s Gemma Anderson explores the shared forms and symmetry of fascinating animal, mineral and plant specimens from the Natural History Museum.


Dino Draws

Build your own dinosaur from all your favourite dino-parts, then have Leeds University’s Dr James McKay paint your bespoke-asaurus to take home with you.


Making the Invisible Visible (bucky ball) 10+

Join Nano Simbox in a journey into the interactive nano world of atoms and molecules using VR technology with researchers from the University of Bristol and Interactive Scientific.


How to find The Royal Society

Carlton House Terrace

6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AG

020 7451 2612



Carlton House Terrace is just off Waterloo Place, between Pall Mall and The Mall. It is five minutes walk to Piccadilly Circus underground station and ten minutes to Charing Cross mainline and underground stations, or 20 minutes through St James's Park to Victoria. Trafalgar Square, and all bus services through it, are also very close.