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Register now for Imperial Lates: Drug Experiments to join us in South Kensington on 9 February to take a trip through the science of marvellous medicines, notorious narcotics, and everyday cravings.

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Imperial Lates: Drug Experiments

9 February 2023, 18.00-21.00

Take a trip through the science of marvellous medicines, notorious narcotics, and everyday cravings at our latest evening of discovery. From artistic re-imaginings of the brain on psychedelics, to talks on the science of microdosing and the under-representation of women in clinical trials, the Lates will bring together leading experts on drug design, development, use and abuse.

Together they will show off new innovations in the treatment of cancer and sickle cell anaemia with hands-on demos. Also, in the run up to Valentine’s day, the Lates will celebrate the powerful drug that is love with a heart-filled card making workshop inspired by the science of attraction. Throw in a bar offering cocktails and mocktails, and an intoxicating DJ set and this is a free evening of science discovery not to be missed.

Register for this Imperial Lates to receive a preview of the full programme of live demonstrations, workshops and talks. 

Imperial Lates are most suitable for over 18s.

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Imperial Lates: Play

9 March 2023, 18.00-21.00

Celebrate the power of play at Imperial Lates! Take part in a game show about antibiotics, challenge your recycling skills, dive into one of the VR experiences or immerse yourself in music created by the sounds of nature.

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About Imperial Lates

Experience the wonder of science and explore cutting-edge research through talks, artistic workshops and live demos. Imperial Lates are a fun, relaxed way to hear the latest scientific developments at Imperial College London around a new theme for each Lates.

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Imperial Lates are most suitable for over 18s.

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Missed an event? You can catch up with recordings of Lates from our 2021-22 and 2020-21 seasons on Imperial College London’s YouTube channel.

Watch this Imperial Lates discussion, where Professor Murray Shanahan, cognitive robotics researcher at Imperial and Google DeepMind, and scientific consultant on the British Sci-fi film Ex Machina, are joined by science fiction authors.

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Watch this Imperial Lates discussion, where Professor Murray Shanahan, cognitive robotics researcher at Imperial and Google DeepMind, and scientific consultant on the British Sci-fi film Ex Machina, are joined by science fiction authors Aifric Campbell and Anita Chandran. Together they explore whether advances in AI and robots could ever result in human-machine companionship.