The Importance of Being Interested – Adventures in Scientific Curiosity
Comedian Robin Ince quickly abandoned science at school, bored by a fog of dull lessons and intimidated by the barrage of equations. But, twenty years later, he fell in love and he now presents one of the world’s most popular science podcasts. Every year he meets hundreds of the world’s greatest thinkers.
In this talk Robin reveals why scientific wonder isn’t just for the professionals. Filled with references to astronauts, comedians, teachers, quantum physicists, neuroscientists and more – as well as charting Robin’s own journey with science – he explores why many wrongly think of the discipline as distant and difficult. From the glorious appeal of the stars above to why scientific curiosity can encourage much needed intellectual humility, this optimistic talk will leave you filled with a thirst for intellectual adventure. There is of course a book involved…
Note – different venue to normal, different times, different booking system! This event will sell out quickly as we have only 70 tickets! Admission £3.00. Bar available
7.15 doors, on stage 8.00. This event will be at Peggy’s Skylight and be part of Robin’s 100 Bookshop Tour… click on the red letters below for more information on the venue and to book!