2.00pm to 3.15pm, Friday 23 August
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Electricity can be really dangerous so how do we manage to use it every day? Join the Ri's Dan Plane to witness some of the earliest demos that ever showed how electricity can be used and harnessed, developed by two of the Royal Institution’s most famous scientists Faraday and Davy. This electrifying family show includes lots of live demos showcasing static electricity, generators and how magnetism and electricity work together.
This event is particularly suitable for ages 7+.
Dan Plane is a Science in Schools presenter for the Royal Institution and has worked in education for nearly 20 years. He's been a science communicator for the last 8 and his interest in all areas of science is ever growing. He especially enjoys bringing fun and excitement to the demonstrations he has been creating and performing in science centres and schools across the UK.
Dan is all about getting everyone, kids and adults alike, to explore the past, present, and future of science, and is especially proud to be a part of the rich history of science communication here at the Ri.
The doors will open at approximately 1.30pm, with a prompt start at 2.00pm.
Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.
The theatre is on the first floor and there is step-free access from the street via lift.
The closest underground station is Green Park, which is step-free.
There is space at floor level in the theatre for wheelchair users.
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Our theatre is equipped with an Audio Induction Loop.
Benefit from free and better than half-price tickets, special offers and access to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot.