Little-known secrets of the Wonders of the World

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 18 June

The Theatre

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  • Pyramids of Giza

    Credit: Gloria Euyoque, Flickr

Price

Standard £12

Concession £8

Associate £6

Free to Members, Faraday Members and Fellows

Event description

Jheni Osman will reveal the science and engineering behind the building of epic structures and the formation of incredible natural wonders. Discover how the Great Pyramid of Giza was constructed, how the world's tallest building survives ferocious desert storms, how the Easter Island statues 'walked' to the coast and why trees can only grow to 116m.

About the speaker

Former editor of the BBC's award-winning science and technology magazine, Focus, Jheni Osman is a science journalist, author and presenter, explaining tricky science topics to non-experts. Her books include ’100 ideas that changed the world’ and ‘Great Wonders’. She writes for the New Scientist and Geographical, and presents on BBC Points West and the BBC’s YouTube science channel Headsqueeze.

With a background in Natural Sciences, and a masters from Imperial College London, Jheni has also worked for a TV news agency in Istanbul and in TV production at the BBC's Natural History Unit.

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