Friday 22 June 2012, 19.00-23.00
The elements of the Olympic medals and the
building blocks of Classical civilisation. To some, they brought
riches; to others, ruin. What will they bring you?
This special late night event will have
activities, talks, performance and live experiments happening all
over the building.
A lustrous evening of myth, music, debate and
This event is free. Drop in anytime.
- Settle down for a
mythic story with Marina Warner and Vayu
- Enjoy our very own smashing,
crashing Bronzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, as they explore the
different sounds that these metals create.
- Enjoy science
songs from Jonny Berliner.
- Operatic tenor Stephen Miles
will serenade with songs of gold and silver.
- Watch out for our
gold assayer who will be ready to tell you if that
precious ring is made of the real thing.
- Learn the intricacies of
making silver wire with Jamie Hall.
- Meet Marcos Martinón-Torres,
a modern-day alchemist.
- Find out how
- Get an insight into one of
Archimedes’ most famous experiments with Martin
- Find out how to cast
tin with the Institute of Making.
- Meet a
silversmith, David Clarke.
- Discover the role that
colloids have in making stained glass.
- Make your own silver
Talks and debate – tickets
available from 19.00 from the Information Point.
- Adventures in Greek and Roman
metallurgy with Edith Hall.
- Join the UCL
Debating Society as they argue the merits and human costs
of metal mining.
- Chemical, physical and
musical metals: live experiments with Andrew Szydlo.
- This event has been curated by Hugh
Aldersey-Williams and Andrea Sella
Jonny Berliner, science troubadour
Bronzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
David Clarke, silversmith
Martin Coath, Public Engagement Coordinator
and Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Plymouth University
Martin Conreen and Zoe Laughlin, Institute of
Ruth Fillery-Travis, UCL Institute of
Edith Hall, Professor of Classics at King’s
Jamie Hall, medieval metalworking
Crispin Hughes, photographer
Marcos Martinón-Torres, Senior Lecturer at UCL
Institute of Archaeology
Stephen Miles, tenor
Vayu Naidu, storyteller and Artistic Director
of Vayu Naidu Storytelling Company
Andrew Szydlo, chemistry teacher and live
Andres Tretiakov, Science Technician, St
UCL Debating Society
Marina Warner, Professor of Literature at the
University of Essex, author of ‘Stranger Magic: Charmed states
& the Arabian Nights’
With thanks to UCL students