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The utterly revolting science show



The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Embark on a disgusting but utterly scientific journey through the human body with BBC gastronaut Stefan Gates.

Take a disgusting journey through the human body

A truly revolting multimedia adventure through the human body from head to bottom, exploring what really happens to a mouthful of food after you've eaten it, and bringing the world's most disgusting science into the open.

This session includes snot-eating, cooking with vomit and spit, lots of gut action, fluid dynamics of sphincters, the sensory perception of flatus, a huge vortex cannon firing smells around the auditorium and, of course, live on-stage excretion.

Running times

This event will run at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm and last approximately 45 minutes.

Ticketed – these sessions are timed and have limited capacity. Please go to the information desk in the Marble Hall to get your ticket on the day of your event. Without a ticket you will be denied entry.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • Registration on the day, get your ticket at the information desk
  • Tickets allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 
  • Suitable for ages 7+
  • Travel and accessibility information - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements 
  • This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2018

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