The Imperial College Festival of Science is in its third year. It has a huge programme all over its South Kensington campus, showcasing what faculty and students are researching -
For instance, microwavable cutlery - warm cutlery and warm hands make children eat more slowly, which is a good habit to have -
Science and art - how environmental changes - eg urban lighting - would change the look of some famous scenes, such as this starry sky by Van Gogh -
But that is a mere quibble. Thousands of people - 15,000 last year - were taking part, enjoying themselves, and learning "science stuff".
I now know a bit more about lipids, glycans, and schistosomiasis, and that cells have a coating of sugars, like m&ms ... but far, far more complex ...
Everyone likes to know about fire. Here's why the Old St Pauls cathedral caught fire in 1666 - broken tiles on the roof let embers fall on wood, which burned - whereas if tiles are in place, the embers don't catch hold -Fire Whirls, aka fire devils, fire tornadoes, etc -