Bright Ideas

Past Event: 22 September 2012 to 7 October 2012

An incandescent light bulb
Illuminating Ideas?
Source: Wikicommons

Shine a light on the science behind great inventions in this illuminating 20-minute live show.

How many scientists does it take to invent a light bulb?

According to historians, at least twenty! Why so many? And just how much work goes into one invention, anyway?

In this show we’ll look at one of the most famous inventions of all time, the incandescent light bulb, and the many discoveries that made it possible. From metallurgy to electricity, the vacuum pump and the dynamo, we’ll explode the myths and bring the truth to light.