Science Showoff – 15th November, Star of Kings

We bent time and space to bring you stupid amounts of showing off up and down the country in October, and there’s no sign of November slowing down. A large number of people may have elected Donald Trump to the presidency at this point – it’s probably for the best that we all hide in a basement with loads of booze.



Cheering you up at the Star of Kings, York Way, London, on Tuesday 15th November are:

Matt Hutchinson  – Matt’s a junior doctor driven into the arms of stand up comedy by the new contract. The fact he considers making strangers laugh the best use of his time should tell you all you need to know about the state of the NHS.

Kyle Evans – Kyle’s first love was Countdown. He’ll be talking about some of the maths behind the Countdown numbers round and then doing a song.

Matthew Young – We’ve all been told that the only constant in life on Earth is that things get old and die – but neuroscientist and science communicator Matt Young won’t accept this. Get out your notebooks and brace yourselves for Immortality 101; a bullet point guide to how you can live forever! Maybe.

Claire Asher – Claire is a freelance science communicator, and part-time Innovation and Impact Officer for the London NERC DTP. She’ll be talking about sex and evolution – from antlers to eye-stalks, and explaining why evolution has produced so many weird and wonderful ways to attract the opposite sex

Kate Storrs – Kate will be talking about Better Living Through Algorithms – her quest to improve her life with mathematics and machine learning, featuring a computer-generated TED talk and an attempt to live The Most Average Day.

Rebecca Mileham – From spacecraft to sharks, Rebecca writes about science for exhibitions around the world. She’s always looking for great examples of museum labels that put big ideas into a small number of words – but has more luck finding those that fail. Spectacularly.

Selina Groh – Selina is a PhD student with a love for spiders and crocodiles who has gone from studying plant population dynamics to fulfilling her palaeontology dreams. How have crocodiles evolved? Why does Selina dream in 0s and 1s? Why are all skulls called John? And how the heck do palaeontologists actually try and make sense of the past?

Plus more from Maia Elliott and your compere Steve Cross who, on a related note, has an extremely long skull (not called John).

Tickets available via WeGotTickets – £6.60

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