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Guerilla Science presents…Flavour Feast

Science Camp

Dive into the multisensory science of food and flavour with Guerilla Science. Dare to trick your senses with a series of edible demos, and discover how food interacts with tongues, noses and brains.

Sensory perception neuroscientists will hack your taste buds using multisensory activities, and uncover why smell, touch, sight and hearing have a big impact on what we taste.

You’ll get a lunch bag to share with a friend, featuring a range of flavour-twisting nibbles and handheld experiments that expose the secret world of flavour perception.

This smorgasbord of scientific snacks features tastes, colours, textures, and sound reveal that flavour is not always what you expect…

About Guerilla Science

Guerilla Science create events and installations for festivals, museums, galleries, and other cultural partners. We are committed to connecting people with science in new ways, and producing live experiences that entertain, inspire, challenge and amaze. All of our projects involve collaborations with practicing scientists, who we work with to develop everything from games and workshops to dining events and theatre.

Hosted by

Imogen Ramsey (scientist)

Imogen Ramsey is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham specialising in brewing beer and sensory science – particularly into developing an understanding and improved sensory quality of low alcohol beer. She was our scientist at the Flavour Feast event in 2018 at Sewerby Hall in Bridlington, Yorkshire, explaining the science behind all things flavour and sensory related.

Co-hosted by Rachel Williams (neuroscientist)

Rachel is a PhD student at King’s College London trying to understand how the brain turns sensory information (e.g. a terrifying predator) into behaviour (e.g. making a speedy exit). Rachel co-wrote and delivered the Life on Mars workshop at Secret Garden Party 2016, the Social Media Assault Course at Secret Garden Party 2017, and a night-time tea making activity exploring sleep medicines at London’s Book Club in 2017 and 2018. She also hosted some of our events in London and Yorkshire.