Well-being and Public Policy @ Senate House | London | United Kingdom
In this free public debate a panel of experts will discuss Well-being and Public Policy. They will look at how well-being influences public policy, what voters expect of government in terms of well-being and whether[...]
Interpreting the Unusual w/@PaoloViscardi @ Star and Garter | London | United Kingdom
From aliens and monsters to mermaids and holy fish, we interpret the unusual in our world according to what we find familiar in our culture. Meanwhile, our interest in the unfamiliar can whip up a[...]
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm
Eating the White Snake @ Swedenborg Hall | London | United Kingdom
A Talk by Catherine Bygott (with Ben Haggarty) Servants, kings, forbidden food, talking animals & the repayment of debts… Can these fairytale components be a mirror for the human subconscious? How do we relate to[...]
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
John Tyndall: In the sky, not under it @ Royal Institution of Great Britain | London | England | United Kingdom
As Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Royal Institution from 1853 to 1887, John Tyndall made major contributions to scientific knowledge in magnetism, in identifying what we now call the greenhouse effect, in discovering why[...]
Space: The ups and downs of modern exploration @ London | England | United Kingdom
Space travel, whether human or not, has become so commonplace that most rocket launches pass unnoticed by the world’s media. It usually takes a catastrophe like the break-up of the VSS Enterprise over the Mojave[...]
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Half Life w/@closefrank @ Royal Institution of Great Britain | London | England | United Kingdom
In 1950, Bruno Pontecorvo, one of Britain’s brightest atomic physicists, disappeared without trace. He re-surfaced six years later: in the USSR. In this talk, based on unprecedented access to archives, letters, surviving family members and[...]
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Birth of a theorem w/@cedric_villani @ Royal Institution of Great Britain | London | England | United Kingdom
What goes on inside the mind of a mathematician? Where does inspiration come from? Fields Medal winner Cédric Villani will combine passion and imagination to take us on a fantastical adventure through the beautiful, mysterious[...]
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Magical thinking and religion @ Room LG01, New Academic Building, Goldsmiths, University of London | London | United Kingdom
Is there a difference between magic and religion? And what is it that they have in common? Recent work on the cognitive and evolutionary basis of supernatural beliefs and the practices connected to them has[...]
Discovering People: Professor Frank Gardner OBE (@FrankRGardner) @ The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) | London | United Kingdom
A thought-provoking conversation with journalist, correspondent and bestselling author Frank on his experiences in the Middle East and how curiosity draws him to unusual places. Each year the Society invites three well-known public figures who[...]
The Anthropocene: How humans have shaped our planet @ Royal Institution of Great Britain | London | England | United Kingdom
We live at a moment of deep change, between one geological time and another. We are moving from the Holocene to new era, the Anthropocene. Only recently we have come to understand that our actions[...]
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Peak Performance @ Emmanuel Centre | London | United Kingdom
Steve Peters has become a legend in elite sports circles. Credited as a major factor in the success of the Olympic British cycling team and described as ‘a genius’ by Team GB cycling Performance Director[...]
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Understand The Art of Tango @ The London Sketch Club | London | United Kingdom
Following on from our highly successful evenings on understanding classical and contemporary ballet, The How To Academy presents – How To: Understand The Art of Tango. The origins of the word ‘Tango’ are heavily contested.[...]
Bacterial cell walls, antibiotics and the origins of life @ The Royal Society | London | United Kingdom
2015 Leeuwenhoek Lecture given by Professor Jeff Errington FMedSci FRS The cell wall is a crucial structure found in almost all bacteria. It is the target for our best antibiotics and fragments of the wall[...]
Quantum biology w/@nigel_scrutton @alexolayacastro @jcbrookes @ Royal Institution of Great Britain | London | England | United Kingdom
To end Jim Al-Khalili’s series of guest-curated events, three researchers will explain how quantum theory is being applied to their own work in this cutting-edge field of scientific discovery. Nigel Scrutton will explore proton tunnelling[...]