• 11 November 2013, 17:00 – 19:00
  • Attlee Suite, Portcullis House
  • Contact: postevents@parliament.uk, 02072198973
  • This event is open to the public

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) is delighted to host a reception in collaboration with the Science Museum, celebrating the launch of Collider, a major touring exhibition on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The exhibition will blend science and theatre to transport visitors into the heart of the most remarkable intellectual adventure of our times.

This reception will give attendees the opportunity to meet leading figures including Professor Peter Higgs and Dr Steve Myers, CERN’s Director of Accelerators and Technology. Guests will have an opportunity to see a preview of the Science Museum’s exhibition and hear from the curators about the challenges of recreating the world’s greatest experiment for visitors. They will be invited to explore and interact with exhibits provided by some of the UK’s leading particle physics groups whilst hearing from them about their latest research in the field.


  • 5.00pm Guests arrive
  • 5.10pm Welcome and Introductions
    Adam Afriyie MP, Chairman of POST
    Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum Group
    Dr Steve Myers OBE, CERN’s Director of Accelerators and Technology
    Overview of Collider by exhibition curators Alison Boyle and Harry Cliff
    Professor John Womersley, Chief Executive, Science and Technology Facilities Council
  • 5.30pm Drinks reception and canapés
    Opportunity to network, view the Collider trailer and interact with exhibits
  • 7.00pm Evening concludes