But, whether they’re creating graphene atoms, trying to get to the moon or looking for cancer cures, the light of inspired lunacy burns in all of them. And a few of the ideas on display are obviously, gobsmackingly brilliant, even to the layperson – for example, Michael Pritchard’s Lifesaver water bottle with its inbuilt filtration system, is a stroke of genius which may well save thousands of lives. Fascinating, cheering stuff.
Deep-fried cheese, though obviously not a diet food, must be one of life’s great pleasures. Oli Baba is officially everybody’s best friend, since he’s devoted his life (well, his Camden stall at least) to frying fingers of halloumi cheese until they’re crispy on the outside and squidgy in the middle. They’re not one of your five-a-day, they’re not going to blow your tastebuds apart, but they are deep-fried cheese.
Venue says: “Find us 364 days a year at our halloumi shack in Camden.”