6.00pm to 7.15pm, Saturday 28 April
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How can a retro dessert explain how astronauts safely return to earth? What can sugar tell us about the hazards of space junk? In this interactive talk, Andrew Smyth will explore the surprising connections between everyday bakes and the extraordinary engineering that helps keeps astronauts alive in space. Expect to have your curiosity stirred, whisked and taken out of this world...
Andrew Smyth was a finalist on the Great British Bake Off in 2016 and grew a firm following for his innovative creations combining his passions of engineering and baking. He’s presented a live cooking segment on ITV’s Lorraine and has worked on projects with the BBC, Channel 5 and the IET. He delivers “bakineering” demos at food and science festivals around the country and has even baked a rotating jet engine cake for Prince William. Having graduated with a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Cambridge University, Andrew is a Future Aircraft research engineer at Rolls-Royce and has dreams of becoming a science broadcaster. Constantly curious, he is inspired by flying machines of all sorts and is exciting by the future potential of interplanetary space travel. He blogs at cakesmyth.com
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 to the gallery.
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