Feel the power

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Monday 25 July

The Theatre

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  • Type

    Talk particularly suitable for ages 7+
  • Speakers


Standard £14

Concession £10

Discounts for Ri Members and Ri Young Members

Event description

Electricity can be really dangerous so how do we manage to use it every day? Witness some of the earliest demos that ever showed how electricity can be used and harnessed, developed by two of the Royal Institution’s most famous scientists Faraday and Davy. This electrifying family show includes lots of live demos showcasing static electricity, generators and how magnetism and electricity work together.


Emma J King was born and grew up in Surrey, did an MPhys in Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Sussex and a PhD in Cosmology at the University of Nottingham. She has always thoroughly enjoyed acting and performing, and alongside her science studies she also took LAMDA exams, an A-level in Theatre Studies, and too part in a great deal of amateur dramatics.

After her PhD she spent several years running her own science communication business, delivering lectures, shows and workshops across the UK and beyond, which allowed her to combine her love of science with her love of being on stage.  


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