Lighting the way: The spectacular science of light

6:00pm to 7.15pm, Friday 27 July

The Theatre

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  • Michael Faraday experimented with candles at the Ri, what can they tell us about light?

    Credit: Grace T via Flickr
  • Type

  • Audience

    Ages 7+

  • Speakers

    • Natasha Simons


Standard £16


Concession £10


Members and Patrons £7

Event description

Join Science Presenter and Demo-Builder Natasha Simons as she shines a light on the exciting, electrifying and occasionally explosive science that has brought human beings out of the darkness and into the light! See some fantastic and spectacular demonstrations exploring the creation and power of light, from our fiery cave dwelling beginnings to the futuristic and cutting edge power of lasers.

This event is particularly suitable for ages 7+.

About the speaker

Natasha Simons is passionate about inspiring people to explore science, engineering and technology: as a demo-builder she develops exciting demonstrations to draw in her audience and as a presenter brings humour, intrigue and fun to her shows. Natasha studied Materials Science and loves to understand how things work. She has written and delivered science shows for the Science Museum and Royal Institution and has  developed and built demonstrations for the Royal Institution's Christmas Lectures. Her adventures include building a Rube Goldberg machine that ran all around the Royal Institution, ushering a menagerie of farm animals into a lift and igniting over 1000 flammable balloons in the name of science.


The doors will open at approximately 5.30pm, with a prompt start at 6.00pm.

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.

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