Don't miss our incredible live stage shows at The Big Bang Fair! Back by popular demand, we have 2 interactive shows at The Big Bang Fair, taking you on an exciting journey through STEM.

All shows will have live BSL interpretation.

Royal Institution

Adventures in AI

Artificial Intelligence is all around us. It’s in our phones, designing new drugs, and even creating art.

But how much do you actually know about AI? What exactly is it, and how does it work?

Join the Royal Institution Demo Team as they unravel the myths behind AI through a live Turing Test, explosive experiments, and even a game of tic-tac-toe.

You’ll explore how AI is based on human brains and learns just like us. You’ll even explore the mind-boggling scale of data used to train AI chatbots, and how this helps AI turn words into art.

Once you know the truth behind AI, you’ll never see it the same way again!

Subjects covered:

  • artificial intelligence
  • neural networks
  • AI created words and imagery
  • machine learning
  • supervised and unsupervised learning
  • reinforcement learning

Find out more about the Royal Institution

Medical Mavericks


The Human Guinea Pig Show

Medical Mavericks takes your students on a journey through healthcare science careers that perform 85% of all diagnostic tests in a hospital.

Tom performs LIVE medical tests on himself and shows amazing video footage of some of the tests he has just for the fun of it!

Demos include:

  • an ultrasound of his carotid
    artery and jugular vein
  • recording an ECG, measuring lung volume
  • using an infrared vein scanner
  • taking a photo of the inside of his eye! 

Which careers are covered?
We focus on careers in healthcare science. The show covers:

  • vascular science
  • cardiac physiology
  • medical engineering
  • renal and urodynamics
  • ophthalmic science
  • respiratory physiology

Meet the Medical Mavericks