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The Royal Society Summer Exhibitions attracts thousands of visitors and can help build the profile of your research. Apply now for your chance to be part of it.

The Royal Society Summer Exhibitions attracts over 10,000 members of the public, including 2,000 school students each year. Many more are reached through coverage on TV, in the media and through our online content.

The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to raise the profile of your research and institution with key influencers, including potential funders, government and the public. We welcome proposals from researchers in academia, industry and in between, as long as the project lead is UK-based.  

Exhibition proposals will be assessed based on:

  • Quality and cutting edge science: The most important component: the science on show should be novel, robust and ground-breaking
  • Interactive and hands-on elements: Wherever possible, exhibits should contain elements that visitors can touch and try out to understand the scientific concepts behind the research
  • Interest to a broad audience: The most successful exhibits are those that are relevant to visitors or their experiences

David Pyle, Professor of Earth Sciences, has been not once, but twice to the Summer Exhibition, including in 2023 with the 'Sensing Volcanos' exhibit.


If you're interested in submitting a profile, you'll find case studies and guidance on the Royal Society's website (link below). The Royal Society team are happy to discuss applications with prospective applicants, email

If you'd like to discuss your idea and get support, click here to book a 30 minute meeting with MPLS PCER lead, Michaela.

Click here for more information and to apply