See Further with Science at the British Museum

London, United Kingdom, February 02, 2010 --( A series of talks on science starts at the British Museum tomorrow. The talks, on topics varying from Chinese bronze casting to the Lewis Chess Pieces, will run from March through until July and are part of the Capital Science programme in celebration of the Royal Society’s 350th anniversary.

The first of the talks - See further with science: the gold coin of Croesus - will be given by Paul Craddock of the British Museum on the 2nd of March at 1.15pm. The gold coin of Croesus is included in A history of the world in 100 objects, a collaborative series from BBC Radio 4 and the British Museum.

Other See further with science gallery talks:
· Chinese Bronze Casting
· Egyptian Papyri
· The Standard of Ur
· Polychromy on the Parthenon Sculptures
· Beneath the surface of objects
· Cuneiform Tablets
· The Oxus Treasure
· The Rosetta Stone
· The Hoxne Treasure
· The Hinton St Mary Mosaic
· Anglo-Saxon Objects from Sutton Hoo
· The Astrolabe with Hebrew Inscription

All talks are free to attend and no booking is required.

For further details on the objects and the British Museum please go to

For more details on the Royal Society’s 350th anniversary and the Capital Science programme please go to


For further information contact:
Andrew Swailes
Press and Public Relations
The Royal Society, London
Tel: 020 7451 2589/

Notes for Editors:
Between November 2009 and November 2010, the Royal Society is celebrating its 350th anniversary, promoting a spirit of enquiry, excitement and engagement with science. The Society is working with organisations, across the country to raise the profile of science and bring scientific activities to new audiences. This will include:
o A unique ten-day science festival in the summer of 2010, held at Southbank Centre in London. It will include an enhanced version of the Society’s annual summer science exhibition, which gives visitors the opportunity to meet the scientists and engineers at the forefront of the UK’s research activities and to explore their work through interactive exhibits. There will also be collaborations with artists and performers, debates, broadcasting and the participation of audiences.
o A comprehensive programme of public lectures, debates and discussion meetings, exploring some of the most fascinating and ground-breaking areas of science, at the Society’s premises in Carlton House Terrace.
o The Capital Science programme (London) – the Society is working in partnership with leading museums and galleries, as well as other organisations in London, to celebrate the Royal Society’s anniversary and explore the impact of science within the wider cultural landscape.
o The Local Heroes programme - the Society is working with over seventy museums and galleries around the UK to celebrate their local scientific heroes, whether they are pioneers of the industrial age, geniuses that changed the way we see the world today or contemporary scientists finding solutions to today’s problems.
o Publication of special editions of the Society’s scientific journals and a popular book, Seeing further: The Story Of Science & The Royal Society, edited by Bill Bryson and published by Harper Press, which covers the unique history of science and scientific issues of the last 350 years.
o A diverse range of other elements, including publication of a variety of policy reports, educational events and grants, research grants and international events and conferences
o More information about the anniversary year can be found at
Royal Society
Andrew Swailes