From sewer to showcase - the story of the fatberg

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A panel of experts will assemble at the Museum of London next week to discuss all things fatberg - what they tell us about modern society and how they can be tamed. 

The talk on 4 June, starting a 7pm, follows the discovery of the Whitechapel fatberg last year, weighing in at 130 tonnes and stretching over 250 metres long, the length of two Wembley football pitches.

The last remaining piece of the world-famous fatberg is now on show at the museum as part of the Fatberg! exhibit, which runs until 1 July 2018. 

The panel will feature Thames Water’s media manager Stuart White, alongside scientists and museum curators. 

Ahead of the event, Stuart said: “This is a brilliant opportunity to promote the excellent work we’re doing to tackle these monsters - from the team deep under-ground facing the fat, to our ‘Bin it – don’t block it’ campaign, to an increase in the number of above ground fatberg fighters. It promises to be an interesting and stomach churning evening – don’t bring popcorn!”

Stuart will talk the audience through how Thames Water generated headlines, with the story reaching over 140 countries and resulting in an hour-long Channel 4 special

For tickets to the event, visit the Museum of London’s website by clicking here.

The panel line-up includes:

  • Sharon Robinson-Calver, Head of Conservation and Collection Care
  • Andy Holbrook, Collection Care Manager, Museum of London
  • Vyki Sparkes, Curator of Social and Working History, Museum of London
  • Dr. Raffaella Villa, Reader in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology at Cranfield Water Science Institute
  • Stuart White, Media Manager at Thames Water