SCIENCE SHOWOFF BRISTOL, March 23rd, the Grain Barge

Ever since Archimedes had his bathtub related wardrobe malfunction, we have known that watery environments are conducive to science (and giggling). Join us as we replicate this finding on March 23rd, with a triumphant return to the Grain Barge with accompanied by talented Bristol performers. (buy tickets now)

Expect all kinds of science-related materials, including theatre, jokes, and awkward dancing, from performers including:

Ross Extonscience presenter, video producer, nerd, regular Science Showoff performer, and your MC for the evening.

Sam Ardin – Natural and unnatural history: what conservationists can learn from Pokémon… and why bees are cool

Luke Prince – Have you ever thought of the current model of Homo sapiens as being too reliant on buggy legacy code? I offer a few simple solutions.

Tight Theatre – An all-female company of 8 final year University of Bristol drama students who typically devise physical theatre around issues relevant to them as young women. Tonight’s piece has taken inspiration from sex education, female scientists, and Tim Hunt’s comments about ‘girls’ in the lab, ‘You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you and when you criticise them, they cry.”

Peter Broks – Working in Science and Technology Studies I do all the stuff that scientists love to hate. But don’t worry I’ll be bringing some light relief from the dark side.

Sam Briggs – All molecules are in constant motion, and what better way to explore their motion than through interpretive dance?! Sam is a Chemistry PhD candidate and he aims to explore the phenomena of ‘Coacervation’ through his awkward dance-floor moves.

Matthew Wheelwright – The marvels of mimicry: exploring the fascinating world of mimics and, potentially, how to get free food from your friends

JV Chamary – Why is Star Wars droid BB-8 cute?

And more to be confirmed!

Venue: The Grain Barge, Mardyke Wharf, Hotwell Rd, Hotwells, Bristol, BS8 4RU ( map )

Time: Doors 7.00, acts start 7.30

Price: £6 (+60p booking fee) advance (buy here), £8 on door – all proceeds to charity. Our chosen charity this month is Deki, a Stokes Croft based charity who provide microloans to entrepreneurs in the developing world to build small businesses. This month they are aiming to help 1000 people break the poverty cycle.

Steve is unavoidably detained and so this will be the first Science Showoff ever to be hosted by someone else. It’s a good thing Ross is marvellous.


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