This year the wonderful British Science Association are holding their annual Science Communication Conference in Guildford, at the University of Surrey, for the first time.
A Science Showoff the night before the conference is basically an institution, AND WHO ARE WE TO UNDERMINE AN INSTITUTION, EH?
On the evening of April 30th we will present a chaotic scientific cabaret like no other, open to everyone and suitable for anyone over 18. Joining our magnificent lineup will be:
Steve Cross – science comedian, troublemaker, compere and timekeeper. If you’re lucky he might even do a science demo. I say ‘do’. ‘Ruin’ might be more accurate.
Dom McDonald - ex-maestro of Science Oxford, and now Dom the Demo Don of the Royal Society of Chemistry. That may not be his actual job title.
Nicola Rolfe – photonics researcher at the University of Surrey and science fun sharer extraordinaire.
Jon Wood – outreach officer at the University of Birmingham and notorious blower-up of things.
Megan Whewell – PhD student at the Mullard Space Science Laboratories and expert in stars and planets and all that stuff that is BEYOND SPACE. Or rather, IN SPACE.
Simon Watt – zoology-fuelled science communication dynamo.
Daniel Richardson – experimental psychology researcher at UCL and interaction innovator.
Rowena Fletcher-Wood – zeolite researcher, spectroscopist and science storyteller.
Lewis Hou – Fiddler and Science Ceilidh producer. You read that right.
Alexandra Clifford – psychology lecturer at the University of Surrey and baby brain examiner.
Flux Dance Theatre company – dancers developing new ways that art can explore physics
The venue is the rather lovely Ivy Arts Centre on the University of Surrey’s Guildford campus. The doors will open at 7.00pm, with the gig kicking off at 7.30pm. It should finish at around 10pm. Tickets are £5 from this link: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/feps/news/events/faculty/science_showoff.htm and all of this £5 will go to a lovely local charity, Disability Challengers, who help disabled children and young people in Guildford and Farnham.
All of this is only happening thanks to amazing work by the University of Surrey and the British Science Association. Buy them a drink if you see them!