“Our students were so energised by Alom’s workshop. Each one left with their curiosity about the world around them well and truly fired up. His brilliant approach – withholding simple answers and instead focussing on asking the right questions – had our young people thinking like scientists. Wondrous indeed!

Alom’s talk to parents and staff was wonderfully challenging and paradigm shifting. Taking on stock ideas of how science should be taught, Alom had us all reassessing our approach to teaching our young people; we left with a renewed enthusiasm for the subject and with inspiring ways to inspire budding scientists”

– Matthew Harvey, Marymount International School, Rome

All the prices below are for guidance and do not include travel expenses. I am happy to negotiate or work on a voluntary basis, depending on your circumstances and available budget.

Bespoke events: starting at £400. 

How to Find a Rainbow – a whole school assembly or smaller class event incorporating a reading of my new book followed by a demonstration talk on the science of light. A great combination of science, literacy and creativity – £250 (available from February 2024).

Seven Wonders of School Science: A talk based on the ideas in my book “Why Don’t Things Fall Up?” Many students will have asked the question “What’s the point of this?” in their science lessons so, in this hour-long talk filled with the most interesting and exciting demonstrations a good science education should include, I will  take the audience on a whirlwind tour of the big ideas of science. I have just one aim: to convince even the most anti-science person that the subject I love teaching is absolutely worth studying – £400 (suitable for KS3 – KS5)

“How to be your child’s first science teacher” – £400

£600 for my hour long “show”, Science vs Magic, which includes spectacular science and “magic” demonstrations. You can sell tickets to parents and other members of the community to recoup the cost. Usually best to do this in the evenings / after school so parents can attend.

£400 for a Recipes for Wonder 30 – 45 minute assembly with demonstrations of spectacular scientific phenomena using household equipment.

£500 for a 60 minute Mr Shaha’s Wonderful Workshop – a fifteen minute demonstration show, followed by hands-on activities where children can do a range of activities including making balloon or rubber band powered cars, paper helicopters and other aircraft, and straw oboes. Up to 30 children at a time. Price includes all consumables (paper, card, straws etc).

£750 for a half day or two 60-minute sessions based on Recipes for Wonder and Marvellous Machines. Up to 30 children at a time. Price includes all consumables (paper, card, straws etc).

£850 for a whole day based on Recipes for Wonder  – an assembly and two 60-minute workshops.

International clients: please note fees will have an additional component depending on travel time