Zap, crackle and pop

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Thursday 18 June

The Theatre

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  • Marty Jopson lit by electric light

    Credit: Marty Jopson


Standard £12

Concession £8

Associate £6

Free to Members, Faraday Members and Fellows

Event description

Join Dr Marty Jopson, the BBC One Show’s resident scientist as he takes a sparky journey through the story of electricity. Do you know the difference between current and voltage? With the aid of the audience, Marty will explain. From the Ancient Greeks, through Faraday’s genius, this show aims to put the awesome back into electricity. You may think we have electricity tamed, but are you sure? A show chock full of demonstrations and a plucked chicken. Expect an electrifying performance.

About the speaker

Marty Jopson is a science TV presenter, live show performer, writer and strange prop builder. He is most famous from the BBC's The One Show, on which he has reported on the mathematical formula, Benford’s Law, the origins of the seismograph, the sound mirrors of Denge, the ban on lead in petrol, and the invention of lava lamps.

Please note

This event is aimed at the general public, for all the family.

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