That's non-sense!

2.00pm to 3.15pm, Sunday 24 November

The Theatre

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

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  • Type

  • Audience

    Ages 7+

  • Speakers

    • Ginny Smith


Standard £16


Concession £10


Members and Patrons £7

Event description

Ever wondered why food tastes funny when you have a cold? Or what happens when you get dizzy? Join Ginny Smith as she explores the wonderful world of our senses, and the tricks they can play on us. Buckle up for a whirlwind tour through the senses you're familiar with, and some you might never have heard of.

This event is particularly suitable for ages 7+.

About the speaker

Ginny Smith is a freelance science writer and presenter, based in Cambridge, with a passion for sharing her love of science with anyone who will listen. 


She has a strong science background - she studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, taking courses in Chemistry, Materials Science and Evolution before discovering a love of brains and specialising in Psychology.


She also enjoys performing- acting, dancing and public speaking meant she was never off stage for long while growing up. When she discovered that she could bring together these two passions, her science communication career was born.




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.

Seating is usually unreserved for our events. If you and your group require seating reservations, please do let us know by email and we’ll be more than happy to help. Email:

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Our theatre is equipped with an Audio Induction Loop. 

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