Alok Jha: Guardian Science Weekly Live

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The joy of science demonstrations.

Alok Jha relocates from the Guardian offices to the Ri's Faraday Theatre to present a live edition of the Science Weekly Podcast.

Inspired by the Ri's unique history of science demonstrations, Alok calls on a range of experts to perform a series of live demos involving optical illusions, a pair of pigs lungs and a couple of surpirse explosions.

Special guests include broadcaster, Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow and "serial collector of job titles" Kevin Fong, broadcaster and science writer Adam Rutherford, physics teacher Alom Shaha and Lotto Lab Director Anna Starkey – all aided, of course, by Ri demo technician Andy Marmery.

The Ri's very own Professor Frank James and Dr Gail Cardew are also on hand to provide some historical perspective and discuss the power of experiment in science and the importance of the demo in enabling us to grasp profound scientific truths.

The Science Weekly podcast produced from this live recording is available on Guardian.

This event was recorded at the Royal Institution on Wednesday 28 March 2012 and marks the end of a series of events curated by Alok Jha for the Ri.


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Alok Jha, Dr Gail Cardew, Dr Kevin Fong, Professor Frank James, Andrew Marmery, Dr Adam Rutherford, Alom Shaha, Anna Starkey
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