Your Favourite Dead Scientist Was An Arsehole – September 7th – Star of Kings

Join us on Wednesday 7th September as we exhume dead scientists (NOT LITERALLY) and think about all the awful, shocking, and occasionally hilarious things they did in between inventing really cool stuff and saving our lives.

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Steve and our performers will demolish the Great Man Theory of The History Of Science and replace it with the Total Arse Theory of the History of Science.

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(What kind of absolute arsehole bends a goat?)

The line-up:

Cerys Bradley – Marie Stopes was a pioneer of family planning who pushed a much needed conversation about contraception onto the British public. It’s such a shame that she was 100% entirely motivated by her arsehole opinions about certain groups of people.

Sophie Meekings – What’s that horrible version of the Midas touch, you know, where everything you touch gives you cancer? Oh, that’s right, it’s called WORKING WITH PIERRE AND MARIE CURIE.

Ian Bowkett – Ian will get confused between the Victorian physiologist J.S. Haldane and his geneticist son J.B.S. Haldane because their names are too similar (and they were both arseholes).

Olivier Usher – How Tycho Brahe laid the groundwork for the scientific revolution and set the standards for the London private rented housing sector.

Andrew Holding – Did you know that GCSE Chemistry celebrates the work of a mass murdering misogynist who accidentally fuelled two world wars? He doesn’t even come first in the chemistry rankings for who killed the most people (we checked), but it doesn’t stop him from being the biggest ARSEHOLE.

Maia Elliott – Antonie/Anthonie/Antony/Antonj van Leeuwenhoek: scientist, inventor, tradesman and extraordinary pain in the arse. Maia will be skipping over all the ‘Father of Microbiology’ crap to reveal a man who’s priorities were so wrong, they were almost right.

Sadie Harrison – Sadie spent the first year of her PhD reading the diaries of the original Royal Society guys, and knows all of their dirty secrets.

Ali Mozaffari – Ali’s talking Richard Feynman, sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.

Tickets are £6 plus 60p booking fee and available HERE.

All ticket money will be donated to Marie Stopes UK.

 

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