7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 4 February
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Free to Members, Faraday Members and Fellows
Science Fact or Science Fiction - which is better? There’s only one way to find out… With imaginative experiments, electrifying literature, and ignited curiosity... The first of two evenings curated by Helen Keen, award-winning comedian and creator of BBC Radio 4’s fact-based hit space comedy It Is Rocket Science, with guests from the worlds of stand-up, sci fi and science.
The fantastic line-up of speakers, specially curated by Helen Keen, includes:
Ali Sparkes – Science fiction author, winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year for Frozen in Time – a tale of two cryogenically frozen children from the 1950s, brought back to life in 2009.
Prof Sophie Scott – Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, who’ll be talking about alien abductions and the psychological issues around space travel.
Dr Suze Kundu – Materials chemist, science communicator, and nano enthusiast who will look at Neal Stephenson's 'The Diamond Age'.
Paul Cornell – Sci fi author & writer for Doctor Who – including Human Nature & The Family of Blood episodes. Writer for Marvel & DC Comics
Paul Olding – filmaker and BAFTA nominated director of Wonders of Life and Wonders of the Solar System
Gareth Edwards – Comedy writer & children's author.
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