How to be your child's first science teacher

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 8 March

The Theatre

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  • Credit: Harry Harper

Price

Standard £16

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Concession £10

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Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Doing hands-on activities with children is the best way to get them exploring the world around them and thinking like future scientists and engineers. However, many parents lack confidence in doing science with their children, compared with reading, writing or drawing. Teacher and author of 'Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder' Alom Shaha will show how every child can be a scientist even if parents don’t have all the answers!

Discounted tickets are available to low-income households and for primary school teachers.

About the speaker

Alom Shaha is a science teacher and dad who has spent most of his professional life trying to share his passion for science and education with the public. Alom was born in Bangladesh but grew up in London. He has produced, directed, and appeared in a number of television programmes for broadcasters such as the BBC, and has held fellowships from the National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts (NESTA) and the Nuffield Foundation. Alom has represented his community as an elected politician, and has volunteered at a range of charitable organisations. He teaches at two comprehensive schools and writes for a number of print and online publications.

Book signing

Copies of Alom's book, Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder, will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

Timing

The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.

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