Talk: Tickles, bottom-breathers, and wee wisdom

03 July 2024 13:30 - 14:00 The Royal Society Free

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2024

How do you block a tickle? Which strange creature can breathe through its bottom? Did you know that we make better decisions when we need a wee? And how can you use this strange fact to help save the planet?

Join TV Science Superstar and STEM Ambassador Dr Emily Grossman for this fun and interactive science show, packed with audience interaction and live demos, as she challenges you to guess the answers and figure out the explanations for some of her favourite weird and wonderful science facts. Guaranteed to amuse and amaze!

Dr. Emily Grossman, a bestselling science author and renowned public speaker, holds a Double First in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD in Cancer Research. She's the go-to expert on ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Sky1's Duck Quacks Don't Echo, and Discovery Channel's How Do They Do It? Known for her captivating talks at prestigious venues like The Science Museum and TEDx, she's also authored acclaimed works like Emergency on Planet Earth and Brain-Fizzing Facts. As a leading figure in STEM education, Emily's impact extends to BBC Bitesize's The Regenerators series and her role as the second Honorary STEM Ambassador. With recent appearances at The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures and British Science Week 2024, Emily continues to inspire and educate audiences worldwide.

Attending the event

This event will be held in the Kohn Centre on Wednesday 3 July 2024, 1.30pm - 2pm. 

  • Free to attend, no ticket required
  • The room has limited capacity, so we recommend that visitors arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the talk. We operate a first-come, first-served policy
  • This show will take place in person at the Royal Society
  • Live subtitles will be available in-person
  • Suitable for everyone
  • Travel and accessibility information and details on planning your visit - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

For all enquiries, please email us.

Image credit: The Royal Institution