A trip to Dublin to discover the science behind the black stuff.
The Prep Room
The Prep Room, built in the 1930s, is where the Ri's Lecture Demonstration Technician prepares the props and experiments for all the lectures. Before 1930 there was no dedicated room to prepare for lectures and the nearest laboratory was in the basement.
About the Ri Channel
The Ri Channel forms part of the Royal Institution's mission to "connect people to the world of science". Watch the very best science videos from the Ri and across the web. Find out more...