U3A at the Ri

2.00pm to 5.00pm, Tuesday 30 September

The Theatre

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Price

Standard £20

U3A Members should book through their local branch

Event description

The University of the Third Age teams up with the Ri for an afternoon of fascinating science talks. Chemist Kathryn Harkup will look at poisons, Zoe Laughlin will investigate the world of materials and psychologist Essi Viding will delve into the mind of psychopaths.

About the speakers

Kathryn Harkup is a trained chemist who has turned her hand to science communication, delivering talks and workshops on the quirky side of science.

Essi Viding is Professor of Developmental Psychopathy at UCL, using cognitive experiments, brain imaging, and genotyping to study persistent antisocial behaviour.

Zoe Laughlin is co-founder/director of the Institute of Making and works on the interface of science, art, craft and design of materials. She does formal experiments with matter, materials consultancy and large-scale public exhibitions and events.

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