Join us for a chaotic science cabaret in the pub featuring a line-up of experts who will delve into the weird and wonderful side of science.
What happens if you fill a pub with clever and lovely people then invite loads of amazing scientists to entertain them?
Join us at the Amersham Arms on Friday, 18 March to hear Goldsmiths, University of London scientists take you on a high-speed dash through their chosen subject. Featuring sex robots, aliens, and an invisible guitar. Expect laughs, facts that sound totally made up but aren't, and loads of terrible PowerPoints.
Goldsmiths is teaming up with the Telegraph Hill Festival for this special Showoff event to coincide with British Science Week. 'Geek comedian' and compere Steve Cross will be venturing south of the river once again to keep everyone to time. He used to work at UCL, but we won't hold it against him.
Chris French (Psychology) introduces the weird and wonderful world of anomalistic psychology - with jokes.
Kate Devlin (Computing) on why sex robots are coming.
Caspar Addyman (Psychology) asks ‘Where are all the aliens?’
Sarah Wiseman (Computing) on scientifically ruining computer interfaces in movies and TV.
Mick Grierson (Computing) plays an invisible guitar.
Sophie von Stumm (Psychology) explains why stupid people think they are smart.
Mohammad Majid Al-Rifaie (Computing) tells us what AI can learn from bees, birds and ants.
Nicky Donald (Computing) talks about the interactive future of television.
Rebecca Charlton (Psychology) asks what's happening in our brains as we get old and how we can stop it.
Gordon Wright (Psychology) presents Psychological Sleuthing 101. What can we really tell about people we've barely (or never) met?
All proceeds from ticket sales will go to CARA, the Centre for At-Risk Academics.
Dates & times
|Date||Time||Add to calendar|
|18 Mar 2016||6:30pm - 9:30pm|
If you are attending an event and need the College to help with any mobility requirements you may have, please contact the event organiser in advance to ensure we can accommodate your needs.