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Sat 16th Nov at 10:00am
Consensus - Science Talks
@ ExCeL, London
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Consensus - Science Talks: Bill Bailey, Richard Dawkins, Richard Fortey, Richard Wiseman, Jonny Berliner, Quentin Cooper
Join Bill Bailey, Richard Dawkins, Richard Wiseman, Richard Fortey and Quentin Cooper for original science presentations, group discussion, geek-pop by Jonny Berliner, and maybe even the answer to the meaning of life!
To be held at ExCel London on Saturday 16 November, a science event has never before been attempted in a venue of this size. Don’t miss the chance to be able to say, “I was there!”
Run by science charity Entangled Bank Events, the event is fundraising for a bronze statue of Alfred Russel Wallace, Charles Darwin's contemporary and the co-discoverer of Evolution by Natural Selection, who died 100 years ago.
See www.entangled-bank.co.uk/consensus.html for further information.
**Please note: Taking a tiny break from his sell-out Qualmpeddler tour, Bill Bailey will present a specially-commissioned talk, with pictures and video, entitled ‘The Making of Jungle Hero’. This appearance is NOT part of his Qualmpeddler tour.
Musical deity and comedic visionary? Bath-born founder member of The Rubber Bishops and one of the top stand-up comedians in Britain today. He was winner of the Best Live Stand Up 1999 Award, and spent six years as team captain on BBC TV's Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Bill also starred in the sitcom Black Books and had his own series on BBC2 entitled Is it Bill Bailey?
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Richard Dawkins is the former Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University (1995-2008). He is an evolutionary biologist, Fellow of the Royal Society and best-selling author of such acclaimed works as The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion.
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Professor Richard Fortey is a TV presenter, world-expert on trilobites, Fellow of the Royal Society, and author of books including Life: An Unauthorized Biography, Trilobite!, Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind, and his acclaimed Dry Storeroom No. 1, an irreverent behind-the-scenes look at the Natural History Museum, where Richard worked for more than thirty years.
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Psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman started his working life as a professional magician and currently holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He frequently appears on the media, and has written over 60 academic articles and is the author of several bestselling books including Quirkology, 59 Seconds, Paranormality, and his latest life-changing tome Rip it Up. With YouTube videos viewed by over 145 million people, Richard ranks as the world’s most popular popular psychologist.
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Jonny Berliner is the geekiest songwriter around. After three years of studying the History and Philosophy of Science at Leeds University and realising that his degree qualified him for no real jobs at all, Jonny became a musician.
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