The science of fireworks (Schools) 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Tuesday 5 November

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Fireworks


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Event description

Join fireworks consultant, author and former Oxford chemist Dr Tom Smith who will explain the basic chemistry and construction of fireworks,  and their use in modern fireworks displays. This talk includes spectacular demonstrations of bangs, whistles and colours that will appeal to the whole family. Tom has travelled the world acting as pyrotechnic consultant to the Olympic and Commonwealth Games and, closer to home, working on the London New Year celebrations since 1999. He has lectured widely on pyrotechnic chemistry and has recently published a book on firework displays.

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This event is designed for school groups aged 11-14. Home educators are welcome to bring their children aged 11 and over. However, children under 11 will not be admitted into the theatre and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times whilst in the building. Please see our full terms and conditions (including consent to being filmed) before booking.

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