Science programme

What do you look for when it comes to a Worldcon science programme? Up-to-date science, delivered by world experts in their fields? Thorny scientific and real-world issues discussed by knowledgeable panelists? The relationship between science and science fiction explored by great writers, great scientists and by those experienced in both? And the unexpected – the unknown unknowns that add an extra frisson to any convention.

We're bringing all this and more to Loncon 3.

London is one of the world’s great scientific cities. Two of the world’s top ten universities are within its boundaries, and two more are within easy reach; so we have direct access to many of the world’s best scientists. London is also the home to the Royal Society, the world’s first science academy, so we can call on the scientific past as well as its present and future.

The Loncon 3 science programme aims to take attendees from the farthest and earliest reaches of the universe to the depths of the human cell, from subatomic particles to the theory and practice of geoengineering, from ancient Greek technology to the engineering practicalities behind low-cost space flight.

Well-known names who will deliver specialist talks and appear on panels at the convention include:

And that’s just scratching the surface. Whether you’re interested in science or not, a professional or an amateur, young or old, we will have something for you.

Dave Clements