Science and its importance to our lives will be celebrated with festivals, talks, practical experiments, school trips, visits to businesses and many other events during National Science Week, March 7-16. Information packs are available from Lisa Jones, British Association, 23 Savile Row, London W15 2EZ.

Tel: 020 7973 3074


"Do humans own culture?" and "To boldly go: the future of space exploration" (featuring Dr David Scott, commander of the Apollo 15 mission) are the subjects of Royal Society panel discussions on October 2 and 9 respectively, 6.30pm. The first, held at the British Academy, London SW1 to mark its centenary, will explore the extent to which human beings can lay claim to being the planet's only cultured animal.

Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, SW1

Tel: 020 7839 5561


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