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How to Rebuild our World from Scratch

Dr Lewis Dartnell

When?
Monday, October 6 2014 at 7:30PM

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Where?

35 Chalk Farm Rd
Camden
London
NW1 8AJ

Who?
Dr Lewis Dartnell

What's the talk about?

PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR OCTOBER ONLY, WE ARE MOVING A FEW DOORS DOWN TO THE LOCK TAVERN, 35 CHALK FARM ROAD NW1 8AJ AS THE MONARCH HAS A ONE-OFF BIG EVENT THAT NIGHT. THE PUB HAS FOOD.

Maybe it was an asteroid impact, a nuclear war, or a viral pandemic. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it is over and humanity must start again. What would you need to know to not only survive in the immediate aftermath, but avert another Dark Age and accelerate the rebooting of civilisation from scratch? The Knowledge is a grand thought experiment on the behind-the-scenes fundamentals of how our world works and what drove the progression of civilisation over the centuries.

Dr Lewis Dartnell (lewisdartnell.com) is a UK Space Agency research fellow at the University of Leicester. He also holds an STFC Science in Society Fellowship and alongside his astrobiology research writes regular science articles in newspapers and magazines. He has appeared in TV shows such as BBC Stargazing Live, Wonders of the Universe, Dara O'Briain's Science Club, and Horizon. The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch (the-knowledge.org) is his third book.

Jonny Scaramanga

When?
Monday, November 3 2014 at 7:30PM

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Where?

40-42 Chalk Farm Road
Camden
London NW1 8BG

Who?
Jonny Scaramanga

What's the talk about?

Jonny Scaramanga attended a fundamentalist Christian school in the '90s where he learned that the Loch Ness Monster disproved evolution, God disapproved of the NHS, and homosexuals were an abomination. He talks about what students learn in these schools today, how they learn it, and how skeptics can respond​.

Jonny is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Education, where he is researching student experiences in Britain's 50 Accelerated Christian Education schools. He has written for the Guardian, the Times Education Supplement, New Humanist, and New Statesman. His broadcast appearances include Newsnight, the Jeremy Vine Show, Radio 4, BBC2, BBC local radio, and Channel 4's 4Thought TV. His blog, Leaving Fundamentalism, won the 2014 Ockham Award for Best Blog. You can follow @JonnyScaramanga on Twitter.