Indoor Games & Gaming Events
One of my favourite indoor games that I bring to the attention of IVC members is a bimonthly (once every 2 months) quiz organised by the Royal Institution (“RI”) which usually attracts enough people from IVC to form a team (although on occasions there have been more than 5, as many as 10).
Sometimes held in the stylish new bar “Time and Space”, but more recently in the restaurant, the RI provides a magnificent location for a pub quiz with a science slant. From the history of science, to the latest research, to subjects which have seemingly nothing scientific about them, there are always questions to suit everyone. Examples are “Argentum is the latin for?” [SILVER], “Atlas, Alice, CMS are all what?” [LARGE HYDRON COLLIDER EXPERIMENTS] and “Levi’s Memoir of the Life of a Jew in Italy took the form of what?” [THE PERIODIC TABLE].
It starts at 7pm but if you arrive early, until 5.30pm weekdays only, you are also free to explore the basement which houses the original apparatus of many of those who have researched, lectured and lived in the building including Humphry Davy and Michael Faraday. Much of this apparatus was made specifically for experiments, such as Faraday's electro-magnetic research, which led to significant discoveries. Alongside the apparatus in the main collections are other artefacts of significance to the RI's history and its historic work such as the original model of lysozyme and a section of the first transatlantic cable.
You will leave the RI with a good feeling, even if we don’t do well, having learnt something whilst having great fun. It is such an easy way to get to know other members of IVC. A great way to meet new friends and exercise the brain cells!
£2 per person entry, no need to book. Maximum of five people per team.
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