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Culture Shock: Chapter 1

17th November 2016 · 10:00am - 4:30pm

In person | Virtual event

 Culture Shock: Chapter 1

Culture Shock is for professionals looking to be inspired, challenged and provoked about how they engage with different audiences and approach interdisciplinary partnerships.

This new event explores the interface between science and other areas of our culture, and how they can work together. The one-day event will be a series of thought-provoking talks and interviews to explore the emotional journey taken by people, who immerse themselves in another world, following the four stages of culture shock – honeymoon, anxiety, adjustment and assimilation.

For our first event, the British Science Association and Fun Palaces are partnering to bring together scientific and arts audiences, to look at how we can create a new culture.

The arts and the sciences have for too long been seen as opposite ends of a spectrum – one all creativity, the other all number-crunching. Not only is this dichotomy unrealistic, it means we miss out on the exciting innovations and ideas that might come from blurring the boundaries between these two fields. But navigating the established divide can be difficult.

The day will feature talks, interviews and performances including:

  • Psychotherapist, author and TV presenter: Philippa Perry
  • TourettesHero Jess Thom
  • Opera singer Sani Muliaumaseali’i
  • Brockwell Lido Fun Palace co-Makers, Alzheimer’s Research UK Fellow Dr Elizabeth Glennon and writer Shelley Silas

The full programme will be released over the coming months.

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