The magic of chemistry with Andrew Szydlo

6.00pm to 7.30pm, Saturday 4 December

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London
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  •  A scientist warms their hands on a burning reaction.

    Andrew Szydlo is back!

    Credit: Ri
  • Type

  • Audience

    Families and Young People, recommended for ages 7+

  • Speakers

    • Andrew Szydlo
  • Chair




Standard £16


Concession £10


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Chemistry teacher and science demonstrations virtuoso Andrew Szydlo is back at the Ri, for an unforgettable evening exploring the fascinating world of chemistry. Andrew will take us on a journey through the exciting, confusing and sometimes explosive world of chemical changes. Why do things change colour, why do things burn, and most of all why do things explode? All of these questions and more will be answered, all in a demo-filled spectacular that has to be seen to be believed!

This event is particularly suitable for ages 7+

About the speaker

Andrew Szydlo is a chemist and secondary school teacher at Highgate School, well-loved by pupils and Ri attendees alike.

He has given public lectures around the country, been featured on TV shows and has become a popular part of the Ri Channel in recent years.


The doors will open at approximately 5.30pm, with a prompt start at 6.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.


This event will be filmed and on the Ri's YouTube channel within a few months. Subscribe for free to hear when new videos are released.


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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