British Academy Summer Showcase

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 22nd Jun 2018

On 22-23 June 2018, the British Academy will open its historic central London building for the first ever Summer Showcase, a free festival of ideas for curious minds.

Fifteen interactive exhibits will bring to life fascinating ideas in the humanities and social sciences, from how our ancestors used to sleep, to what your appearance says about your lifestyle habits.

The Showcase takes place in the British Academy’s beautiful Regency building and gardens overlooking The Mall on Carlton House Terrace. Rarely open to the public, this historic house was once home to Prime Minister William Gladstone.

Meet the researchers, take part in hands-on activities and listen to fascinating talks on what it means to be human, past present and future:

Try on a new diet: using facial transformation software, discover how food and lifestyle affect how you are seen by others.

Experience how our ancestors used to sleep, make your own Tudor sleep remedy and pick up top sleep tips from history.

Explore the depiction of the history and culture of the American ‘Wild West’ in retro videogames

Listen to spectacular piano performances from a rising star in South African jazz as he explains the thinking behind his work.

Find out more and plan your visit at

Cost: Free of Charge

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

2018-06-22 2018-06-22 Europe/London British Academy Summer Showcase Fifteen interactive exhibits will bring to life fascinating ideas in the humanities and social sciences The British Academy,10-11 Carlton House Terrace,,London

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