Conway Hall, Little Atoms and Skeptics in the Pub (out of the pub) Presents...
The World's Most Improbable Event
Expect a plethora of scientists, researchers, journalists and communicators explaining research on; why books on ethics are more likely to get stolen, what time of month generates higher tips for Las Vegas lap dancers, stories of how mice were outfitted with parachutes to find a better way to murder tree snakes in Guam, and Other WTF Research.
Confirmed speakers include:
Nick Doody: @NickDoody Stand up Comedian and The Atheist's Guide to Chrismas contributor, Michael Brooks:@DrMichaelBrooks Science Writer and Author of Free Radicals, Helen Arney:@HelenArney Science Songtress, Chloe Kembery: @chkchk Natural Historian, Timandra Harkness:@TimandraHarknesMathematician and science communicator,Gemma Arrowsmith:@Mmarrow actor and writer; Dr Helen Scales:@HelenScales Marine Biologist; Mo Costandi: @mocost Writer of Neurophilosophy for the Guardian, Alom Shaha:@alomshaha Physics teacher and author of The Young Atheist's Handbook, Simon Ings:@simonings Novelist and science author, Neil Denny: @littleatomsradio show producer and Winston Churchill Memorial Travelling Fellow, Alice Bell:@alicebell Science lecturer and communicator extraordinaire, Steve Colgan:@stevyncolgan QI contributor and Ex-Met Police 'Ninja', Dr Stuart Clark: @DrStuClarkScience writer and novelist, Iszi Lawrence:@iszi_lawrence Comedian and writer, Dan Schreiber: @Schreiberland Ex-QI Elf and Producer of BBC R4 The Museum of Curiosity, Helen Zaltzman:@helenzaltzmanWriter, speaker, autodidact, Aarathi Prasad:@AarathiPrasad Scientist and author, Helen Keen: @helen_keen Radio presenter and astro-tainer, and more who will probably turn up on the day.
Marc Abrahams is the editor of the parody magazine Annals of Improbable Research and the founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which honour bizarre, questionable, and downright funny scientific research and are presented at an annual ceremony at Harvard University. He has written for the Guardian, the New York Times, New Scientist, Scientific American, and newspapers and TV programmes internationally.
14.00; £10, £7 concs and members
Tickets can be purchased here: http://thisisimprobable.eventbrite.co.uk