The science of everyday life

2.30pm to 3.45pm, Friday 5 August

The Theatre

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

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  • Marty Jopson

  • Type

    Talk particularly suitable for ages 7+
  • Speakers


Standard £14

Concession £10

Discounts for Ri Members and Ri Young Members

Event description

In this brilliant scientific tour of household science, BBC1 One Show resident scientist, writer and all-round Science Bloke Dr Marty Jopson addresses conundrums such as: What really makes cakes rise? Why do soap bubbles burst? And how you get the quartz out of a clock using a hammer? Answers will be provided, electrical devices dismantled and mess created in the name of science.

Particularly suitable for ages 7+

This is the afternoon performance. There is also an evening show starting at 6pm.


Marty Jopson is a science TV presenter, live show performer, writer and strange prop builder. He is most famous from the BBC's The One Show, on which he has reported on the mathematical formula, Benford’s Law, the origins of the seismograph, the sound mirrors of Denge, the ban on lead in petrol, and the invention of lava lamps.

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