A little after midnight on 2nd September 1666 a spark from a baker’s oven set the capital alight in a raging inferno lasting four days. The fire spread rapidly through the narrow streets jumping between overhanging houses, a strong wind fanning the flames. Londoners fled the city while the streets flowed with molten lead and pigeons fell from the sky. In this new show, Science Oxford presents a storytelling experience of the Great Fire of London where the narrative is accompanied by live fire demonstrations which explore the science of heat, flame and combustion.
“Loved the combination of narrative and practical demonstration – drama and science” “My son stopped fidgeting and actually watched” “It was just brilliant.”