7th October 2022 at ExCeL London

New Scientist Live, the world’s greatest festival of ideas and discoveries, returns to ExCeL London next month and will be hosting a dedicated day for schools, for the first time, with an incredible line-up of speakers, interactive demonstrations and more!

The presentations, features and experiences are specifically tailored for Key Stages 2 (upper), 3 & 4, giving students a unique opportunity to extend their learning beyond the classroom and bring the world of STEM to life.  The show will connect students with leading-edge researchers and give them the knowledge to engage with the scientific, social and ethical challenges that will shape the world of the future.


Highlights include:

  • World-class science presenter Stefan Gates whose presentation will be packed with explosions and will explore combustion, pressure, sound, elasticity, energy storage, pressure and sound. Expect mini-motorbikes, massive balloons, fireballs and flamethrowing on the Universe Stage!
  • Filmmaker Simon Clark on the Mind & Body Stage discussing how he became a YouTube scientist starting from his A level choices to submitting his PhD thesis, as well as the lessons he learned along the way
  • Palaeontologist David Hone featuring on the Planet Stage and discussing why the Tyrannosaurs rex is the most dangerous terrestrial predator of all time.
  • Tech wiz Rob Sedgebeer and Steve McNeil who will be presenting an interactive history of some of the earliest advances in videogames so make sure you bring a charged smartphone to play along on the Future Stage
  • J Spooner on the Engage Stage with a special guest in the space shed for interactive, intergalactic, mind-blowing fun!

Students can immerse themselves in the latest tech 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. One feature not to be missed is the immersive pop-up planetarium where you can see what it takes to become an astronaut and let the inspiration take you to new places that you could never have imagined.

With VR rollercoaster rides to piloting a virtual drone, seeing inside an artificial star to smelling space, New Scientist Live features an unbelievable experience for everyone.

A proportion of the Schools’ Day tickets will be made available for free to schools with a high proportion of disadvantaged students and schools with lower science capital ensuring that science is accessible to the widest possible audience and to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and leaders.



Schools day tickets prices: £12 per student, with one free chaperone ticket available for each group of ten students.


Early booking ticket prices: Children £16 | Adults: £40 | Family ticket: £100 (ends 11thSeptember)

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

For the Schools’ Day programme visit –


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

Sony invites customers behind the scenes with its innovative virtual experience event for corporate and education

Sony has released information on a new immersive event, Spark 2021. This interactive, virtual-reality-style event will allow customers to discover and experience Sony’s innovative Pro AV and IT products and solutions for business and higher education in a new and interactive way, from wherever they are.

“It is a really exciting new step for us to be able to offer this kind of truly immersive virtual event experience to our customers,” says Damien Weissenburger, Head of Sony Professional Displays & Solutions. “With the pandemic shifting everything we once knew and understood about how these types of events work, it’s with great pleasure that we can open our virtual doors, allowing us to be even more inclusive and flexible. The future of Sony’s virtual events is bright, and Spark 2021 is evidence of this, promising to excite with exclusive information and updates on our latest product offerings, as well as providing the opportunity to interact with our experts, no matter where they are in the world.”

The event will be live from April 12th – May 7th 2021, with live seminar sessions from the Sony team running until the 21st April discussing the latest technology innovations transforming workplaces, educational institutions, and cultural entertainment settings. By utilising 3D virtual technology, the event enables customers to step into a virtual entrance hall, where they can see Sony’s key products, pick up brochures for their goodie bag, watch product videos and even see some of the products in action in the virtual classroom and home cinema rooms.

There will also be the option for visitors to speak with product specialists via the 1-to-1 meeting booking functionality, as well as for live chats or video calls. Sony is even treating customers to a treasure hunt with a free prize draw where they could be in with the chance of winning a 55” BRAVIA® A8 TV or a set of Sony’s Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones.

To find out more about the event, register, or attend, please click here.