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New Scientist Live Is Back in London for an October weekend


7-9 October 2022 at ExCeL London

New Scientist Live, the world’s greatest festival of ideas and discoveries, returns to ExCeL London this October.

With over 50 renowned speakers across five stages and new interactive feature areas, the show is jam-packed with content and experiences to take you on an incredible, mind-blowing journey of discovery. Hear ground-breaking talks from leading experts, visit the exhibition featuring leading academic institutions and world-class organisations, and join workshops, all brought to you by those shaping the world of science and technology.


At New Scientist Live 2022, you will get the chance to hear talks from some of the most recognised names in science including Patrick Vallance (Government Chief Scientific Adviser), astronomer Martin Rees, UCL Physicist Helen Czerski, scientist and broadcaster Adam Rutherford and geologist Chris Jackson. They will be sharing their expertise on topics including the biggest number in the world, the smallest particles in the Universe, the fate of our planet, the history of our brains and the science of exploding stars.


Are you intrigued to see how a hospital might look in 50 years’ time or how a patient visit will be? Join a host of medical experts from King's College London who will be showcasing cutting-edge technology that will power the hospitals of the future. You can immerse yourself in the latest developments from surgical robots to augmented reality, Artificial Intelligence to VR, and see how the latest medical innovations are being used by world-class clinicians to improve diagnosis and treatment.

If you think farming is unrelated to science and uses traditional technology, then join Farmers Weekly to hear how British firms are leading the world in sustainability, the future of food and agriculture along with the latest drone technology that will power it, to help tackle climate change.

One feature not to be missed is the immersive pop-up planetarium. See what it takes to become an astronaut and let the inspiration take you to new places you could never have imagined.

With VR rollercoaster rides to piloting a virtual drone, seeing inside an artificial star to smelling space, the show floor offers an unbelievable number of interactive experiences for everyone.


Planet Earth and the life that it supports are never far from the headlines, and Our Planet Stage will showcase everything from in-depth analysis of the climate crisis, the truth about what dogs are thinking and the theories behind the emergence of modern human language. Explore everything from wasps to Neanderthals, to our relationship with the deep sea, and discover the full diversity of life on Earth.


Do you want to know how to spend a trillion dollars or discover the biggest number in the world? Can science save the world and why does it matter? Get answers to all these questions at the Future Stage – your opportunity to discover the world of tomorrow and to hear about the innovations that will power the technology of the coming decades.


If you are intrigued to learn more about the human body, then join the Mind and Body Stage as we delve into fascinating topics about the design faults of our bodies, the history of our brains and how our immune systems fight disease. Discover amazing research to help you live a happier, healthier life.


Get answers to some of the most fundamental questions in science, from the structure of matter to the discovery of the Higgs boson. Hear about the hidden universe, the science of exploding stars and the physics experiments that changed the world.


The opening day of the show, Friday 7 October, will be exclusive to teachers and students, who will have the opportunity to see an incredible line up of brilliant speakers to inspire young minds about the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students can discover a host of mind-blowing features and interactive areas, as well as learning and seeing more about the massive range of careers STEM can offer.

Adrian Newton, commercial and events director of New Scientist Live, said:

“We're delighted to be bringing back New Scientist Live to London ExCeL, a mind-blowing festival of ideas and discoveries for anyone curious about science and technology and why it matters. For the first time, all the talks will be live-streamed, combining the best of live and virtual experiences giving us the opportunity to welcome a truly global audience.”

“The event is aimed at anyone who has an enquiring and inquisitive mind. The unique mix of demonstrations, discussions and interactive experiences will amaze and inspire."

New Scientist Live Tickets

Early booking ticket prices: Children £16 | Adults: £40 | Family ticket: £100

Tickets available for either Saturday 8th or Sunday 9th October, or you can save more by booking for the whole weekend.

For more information and ticket options click here

New Scientist Live Opening times

Friday 7 October (Schools only) - 09.30-15.00

Saturday 8 October - 10:00-17:00

Sunday 9 October - 10:00-17:00


ExCeL London

Royal Victoria Dock

One Western Gateway

London E16 1XL


For more information, high-res images or to register for press passes please contact

Eve McCann at the New Scientist Live Press Office