A note from our editor on New Scientist Live 2023

Boston Dynamics robot dog

Tim Boddy

Dear reader,

There are only three weeks to go until New Scientist Live, our annual extravaganza in London. If you are around that weekend, do please join us. You can also access the events online this year if you are keen to take part but aren’t able to attend in person.

If you haven’t been before, the show is a mixture of live talks by some of the world’s most interesting scientists, technologists and environmentalists, and also a bustling exhibition floor with a hugely diverse range of stalls and activities. Last year, my favourite exhibit was a Boston Dynamics robot dog (which is returning this year, by the way), but my must-do this October is definitely the flint-knapping activity – since, even though I am a keen collector of stone tools, I have never actually tried to make one before!

The talks are always the real highlight for me though. I am probably most looking forward to astrophysicist Richard Ellis on Saturday 7 October, who will update us on the James Webb Space Telescope and everything we have learned from it so far. In fact, early bird discounted tickets for the Saturday are still available, but be quick as the offer ends on 17 September.

All the details of this year’s show, and tickets, can be found at live.newscientist.com


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