The science of fairytales

Do you have a favourite fairytale? Have you ever read it and thought, could that actually happen? Join Catherine Cawthorne as she discusses the Big Bad Wolf's investigations into the science behind lots of fantastical fairytales. This event will combine your love of stores, science and of course the odd demonstration or two.

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Catherine Cawthorne always wanted to be an author like Jo March from Little Women, or Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables. But then she also wanted to be a toothpaste tester and to own a cafe called Hot Plate selling hot Ribena and Wispas. She spent most of her childhood either up a tree, reading, or forming secret societies in her best friend's shed. Catherine currently lives in Guildford with her husband and her three children.


The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle St London W1S 4BS

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