The surprising science of chocolate

8 October, 7:30 pm

1 hrTeenage, AdultPWYD

Talk | Science, Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Chemistry

You may love chocolate, but what actually is it? Sample the secrets of chocolate-making and the science behind our favourite confection. Dip into some complex simplicity, from the amazing art of crafting and ease of creating flavours, to discovering the microstructure that determines chocolate’s distinctive snap! Whatever your question, our simple explanations will satisfy your appetite for chocolate curiosity.


Yatir Linden is a chocolate maker and owner of Jericho-based Linden Chocolate Lab, where he creates chocolate with a reduced sugar content.

Elspeth Garman is a Professor of Molecular Biophysics at the University of Oxford. She leads a research group in the Biochemistry Department, improving methods for finding the 3-D shapes of medically important biological molecules so that disease pathways can be understood. She has been interviewed on the Radio 4 program ‘The Life Scientific’.

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