Kids Science Event at The Royal Institution

Performing matter: Greatest hits and new finding

There are still spaces for this event on Friday 22 January, 18:00 – 19:15

Materials perform. Stuff is constantly getting up to things. Matter is doing all of the time, just to exist and make up the world of objects. In this demo-led exploration of materials, Zoe Laughlin will show the micro becoming macro, the inanimate becoming animate, and material science performing.

This is your chance to witness some of the most wondrous matter on earth; from shape-memory paperclips to magnetic liquids, non-Newtonian fluids and self-healing concrete.

Zoe Laughlin is a co-founder/director of the Institute of Making and the Materials Library project. She holds an MA from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design and obtained a PhD in Materials within the Division of Engineering, King’s College London.

Working at the interface of the science, art, craft and design of materials, her work ranges from formal experiments with matter, to materials consultancy and large-scale public exhibitions and events with partners including Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery, the V&A and the Wellcome Collection.

Prices : Standard £14 & Concession £10 & Discounts for Ri Members. Book here

Age : Suitable for all ages, especially families with children aged 8+

Venue information and booking

Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS

Nearest tube: Green Park
Phone number020 7409 2992