Jul
2015

Secret Life of Shampoo

Auckland AWISers are invited to meet up for dinner and drinks ahead of the Royal Society's Secret Life of Shampoo talk at Auckland Museum.

This lively talk, based around the composition of everyday shampoo, explores the strange history behind the names of the ingredients. What connects a urinating camel to a spiral fossil? In which brands of shampoo can you find “Fooles Bolloxe” and “beaver testicles”? Under the surface of the dry, impenetrable code understood only by the initiated, the language of the chemist contains a fascinating insight into mankind through the ages from astrology to zoology. This talk guarantees you will never look at a bottle of shampoo in quite the same way again!

Buy tickets for the talk online then add your name to the list for a pre-talk dinner by emailing Bobbi Laing.