Talks & Lectures
The World's Most Improbable Event with Marc Abrahams
Sun 30 Sep 2012, 14.00
Conway Hall & Little Atoms present...
The World's Most Improbable Event
with the Father of the IgNobel Prizes, Marc Abrahams
Expect a plethora of scientists, researchers, journalists and communicators explaining research on; why books on ethics are more likely to get stolen, what time of month generates higher tips for Las Vegas lap dancers, stories of how mice were outfitted with parachutes to find a better way to murder tree snakes in Guam, and Other WTF Research.
Confirmed speakers include:
Nick Doody: Stand up Comedian and The Atheist's Guide to Chrismas contributor
Michael Brooks: Science Writer and Author of Free Radicals
Helen Arney:Science Songtress
Chloe Kembery: Natural Historian (NHM)
Timandra Harkness: Mathematician and science communicator
Gemma Arrowsmith: actress and writer
Dr Helen Scales: Marine Biologist
Mo Costandi: Writer of Neurophilosophy for the Guardian
Alom Shaha: Physics teacher and author of The Young Atheist's Handbook
Simon Ings: Novelist and science author
Neil Denny: Radio show producer and Winston Churchill Memorial Travelling Fellow
Alice Bell: Science lecturer and communicator extraordinaire
Steve Colgan: QI contributor and Ex-Met Police constable and 'critical thinking Ninja'
Dr Stuart Clark: Science writer and novelist
Iszi Lawrence: Comedian and writer
Dan Schreiber: Ex-QI Elf and Producer of BBC R4 The Museum of Curiosity
Helen Zaltzman: Writer, speaker, autodidact
Aarathi Prasad: Scientist and author
Helen Keen: Radio presenter and astro-tainer, and more who will probably turn up on the day.
Marc Abrahams is the editor of the parody magazine Annals of Improbable Research and the founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which honour bizarre, questionable, and downright funny scientific research and are presented at an annual ceremony at Harvard University. He has written for the Guardian, the New York Times, New Scientist, Scientific American, and newspapers and TV programmes internationally.
Follow him on twitter @MarcAbrahams
14.00; £10, £7 concs and members