Superspy science: The world of James Bond

Science and technology have always been central to the plots that make up the exciting world of James Bond, from the first book published in 1953 to the present day. Join Kathryn Harkup as she explores the practicalities of building a volcano-based lair, whether being covered in gold paint really would kill you, and how to choose between bacteria, bombs, or poison if you want to take over the world.

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Kathryn Harkup is a chemist and author. Kathryn completed a doctorate on her favourite chemicals, phosphines, and went on to further postdoctoral research. Kathryn is now a science communicator, giving regular public talks on the disgusting and dangerous side of science.


The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle Street London W1S W1S

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