Science Showoff – 21st February – Star of Kings

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We’ve managed to squeeze the most Science Showoffs in one month into the shortest one of the months. Because Science.

On the line-up at the Star of Kings, 126 York Way (near Kings Cross) are:

Rachel New is Research Coordinator for the Oxford Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. She’s also a dating coach. Audience participation may be required for her set on the psychology of dating!

Poly Chromatik – Nature is fierce. Nature is shiny. Nature is fabulous. Poly Chromatik will be breaking down the Physics of Fabulousness, serving examples of eye-popping optics from birds, bees, butterflies, and gibbon bollocks. There may be hand actions.

Alice Bell explains how scientific procrastination helped us discover global warming was happening.

Jamie Upton – Jamie is a molecular biologist hunting for the chemicals that guide our behaviour; or lack of it. In the wretched wake of Valentine’s Day, he talks us through the biochemistry of lust.

Michael Conterio – From science fiction to our homes, lasers are everywhere – but how do we appreciate their awesomeness without unfortunate accidents? Michael Conterio takes a careful look at laser safety.

Virginia Schutte talks about science words and her brain.

Sarah Jones – Sarah is a geomicrobiology PhD student who’s just realised that absolutely nobody cares about her research.

Plus more from  Maia Elliott.

Tickets are £6.60 in advance or £8 on the door, with everything we raise going to Young Roots, a charity helping young refugees reach their potential.

 

 

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