The kitchen science cookbook

2.00pm to 3.15pm, Saturday 6 April

Event has been rescheduled, see below for info

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

This event has already taken place

  • Having fun with science in the Kitchen

    Credit: Michelle Dickinson


Standard £16


Concession £10


Members and Patrons £7

Important information: event rescheduled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this show has been rescheduled to Saturday 8 June.

For those of you who already have a booking, if you are unable to attend on this new date you can have a full refund for your ticket. You can request this refund directly through Eventbrite, or by emailing If you are able to attend on this new date you do not need to do anything. All tickets for the original show are still valid, and have been transferred to the new date.You will be sent an updated ticket before the show.

Event description

This event has been rescheduled, and is now taking place on Saturday 8 June. Please click here for the updated event page.

Come on an action-packed kitchen adventure with catapults, explosions, and volcanic eruptions as nanotechnologist Michelle Dickinson shows how to cook up fantastic science experiments in your own kitchen. Using everyday equipment such as marshmallows and nuts, string and balloons, Michelle’s experiments demonstrate principles of science that all ages will find fascinating. If you’ve ever baked a cake or cooked spaghetti – you’ll see how you’ve been involved in scientific experiments all along.

This event is particularly suitable for ages 7+.

About the speaker

Dr Michelle Dickinson a nanotechnologist on a mission to make science and engineering accessible for all. She is founder and Director of the social enterprise Nanogirl Labs Ltd, an honorary academic in Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a member of New Zealand Order of Merit. She is in the UK for the publication of The Kitchen Science Cookbook.


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

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.

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