Bonfires with a bang

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Saturday 4 November

The Theatre

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  • Explore the chemistry of fire and more

    Credit: The Royal Institution
  • Type

  • Audience

    Ages 7+

  • Speakers

    • Andrew Szydlo


Standard £16


Concession £10


Members and Patrons £7

Event description

On the eve of Bonfire Night, join the ever-popular Andrew Szydlo for a spectacular demo-filled talk of explosive science. Expect a spectacular night filled with gunpowder, energetic reactions and quite a few flames.

This event is particularly suitable for ages 7+

About the speaker

Andrew Szydlo is a chemist and secondary school teacher at Highgate School, well-loved by pupils and Ri attendees alike.

He has given public lectures around the country, been featured on TV shows and has become a popular part of the Ri Channel in recent years.


The doors will open at approximately 5.30pm, with a prompt start at 6.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted ot the gallery.

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