Child at fringe event in mock lab

Imperial’s 'after hours' programme of public celebrations of science returns with four new evenings of discovery.

At Imperial Lates' different research themes have been brought to life by the creativity of Imperial students and staff through live demonstrations, creative workshops, interactive experiments and inspiring talks.

LatesFor the last 6 year’s Imperial’s Main Entrance has hosted regular Imperial Fringe evenings where different research themes have been brought to life by the creativity of Imperial students and staff through live demonstrations, creative workshops, interactive experiments and inspiring talks.

For 2018/19 a new programme - Imperial Lates - will take everything that has made the Fringe series so popular later into the evening for a more adult audience.

These evenings of discovery will give adult visitors a space to bring out their inner child and have fun with our research, as well as debate the major issues of the day with our scientists and engineers

The Lates series will be run by the College’s Public Engagement team, and represents one way in which Imperial is committed to sharing the wonder of what we do with the wider society.

Interested members of the public can register for any of our Lates via our new Imperial Lates Eventbrite page or find a bit more detail on each theme and topic below.

Greenovate - 18th October 2018

Symbiont

Living office furniture, zero-carbon beer and roving self-powered turbines to collect plastic from the oceans. To mark the Government’s first ever Green GB week Imperial will host a showcase of how innovation and new ideas could help address the major environmental issues we face on both global and local scales. With opportunities to print your own green wall paper designs, help shape the future innovations with our ideas workshop, and a frank discussion on how we tackle London’s air 

Register here to attend Imperial Lates: Greenovate

Xmaths - 6th December 2018

Countdown to Christmas with a festive evening celebration by numbers where you can tackle mind bending puzzles and make your own maths inspired tree decorations. Join our world leading mathematicians for a warming beverage and learn hear how they visualise the equations they mull over, why the idea of inherent maths genius is a myth, and how Maths is being applied to understand everything from black holes to how people behave in crowds.

Register to attend Imperial Lates: Xmaths

Smart Fashion - 21st February 2019

Wearable

What will you be wearing in the future? During London Fashion week, join us to try on the latest wearable technology, new textile materials and intelligent clothing. With digital embroidery workshops, AI fashion consultants and technology trends in trendy technology, dress smart for an evening of smart dress.

Register to attend Imperial Lates: Smart Fashion

Wonder Women - 7th March 2019

An evening with the femmes radicales of science. Inspirational women everywhere are pushing the boundaries higher, further, faster and challenging what it means to be a women in the modern world. Help us celebrate their amazing achievements, research and innovations, and be part of the conversation about equality across the sciences and the arts. With a packed programme of performances, workshops and talks, join us to learn from each other, chat to the women who dare, and give sexism something to think about.

 Register to attend Imperial Lates: Wonder Woman

Social Media

Follow our hashtag #ImperialLates to find out more and keep updated with Future Fringe programmes.

Volunteering

We cannot put on these events without the precious support of our volunteer community.

Volunteering opportunities will be available again for the 2018/19 Lates programme. You can apply by visiting the the Imperial volunteering page