The Flashing and Banging Chemistry Show lived up to its name in the 2010 Orkney International Science Festival, under the direction of Prof. Donald MacPhee of Aberdeen University.
To Skaill House for readings and an 18th-century tea, to Boardhouse for the miller’s tale, to Swannay for the brewer’s story; and then came the physics of string theory with rock guitar, the story of renewables in Westray – plus the secrets of ultra-running…
Rockets and robots, wave power and waste re-use – it was all part of the Family Day at the 2010 Orkney International Science Festival.
Events ranged from physics with rock music to Bach’s mathematics, from Jane Austen and revolutions in science and society to the Flashing and Banging Chemistry Show. The Festival was opened by The Economist’s writer-at-large, Johnny Grimond.