Recipes for wonder

2.00pm to 4.30pm, Sunday 11 March

The Theatre

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

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  • Hands-on science at home

    Credit: Royal Institution


Standard £16


Concession £10


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Join us for a wondrous afternoon of science activities that you can do at home. Alom Shaha will show his favourite demos and you can try them afterwards! From simple things you have lying around the house, Alom will show you how to create exciting and hands-on science anywhere in the house. The event will consist of a talk in the theatre, followed by hands-on activities around the building. 

This event is particularly suitable for ages 7+.

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

Event timings:

The doors will open at approximately 1.30pm, with a prompt start at 2.00pm. 

2.00pm–2.30pm: First talk
2.30pm–4.00pm: Activities, and chance to talk to speaker 
4.00pm–4.30pm: Second talk

The Cafe will be open for the duration of the event. Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.

Book signing

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

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