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Sunday Papers Live – as part of the Science Festival
March 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday Papers Live at the Science Festival, March 24th, 12 – 6pm
Venue – Cambridge Wine Merchants Wine Bar, in the University Centre, on the river (Granta Place)
“100 percent quality, Grade-A downtime” – Time Out
Imagine the perfect social Sunday, great food, newspapers, Bloody Marys and add a healthy dose of science! This year we’re delighted to be popping up at the Cambridge Science Festival this year. Sunday Papers Live was established in London in 2013, and is a mini-Sunday festival that brings the broadsheets to life, section by section, performance by performance, high profile speakers, entertainers, fun/creative activities and food and drink.
The special science edition aims to offer a thought-provoking, and enjoyable Sunday where people can relax (you are encouraged to wear slippers!), as well as be engaged with current issues and intellectual topics. Families with children over 12 are welcome, and there will be activities for the kids too.
Bloody Marys, prosecco, Sunday roast themed food, full programme of talks, a guided walk, and activities for older kids and adults.
Speakers for the event will include:* Columnist – Viren Swami – ‘Dads Get Sad Too’ – Drawing on his experience of becoming a new father and being diagnosed with postnatal depression, Phycology Professor Viren Swami tries to understand why some dads get sad and what we can do about it.
* Gardening – Ed Turner – Curator of Insects, at the Museum of Zoology, will talk us through why wildlife has declined dramatically in the UK countryside, but in our cities and the green spaces of our gardens, wildlife is sometimes thriving. This talk will discuss some of the biodiversity in UK gardens, what everyone can do to turn an average garden into an outstanding miniature nature reserve.
* Culture – Ross Sutherland, award-winning performance poet, will regale us with his entertaining ‘slightly’ scientific poems!
* Food – Charlotte Payne – Will talk you through the future of food and how we could all be eating insects sooner than we think. Find out how and why groups of people living in central rural Japan get together to hunt down nests of giant hornets, the deadliest creature in the country, and how they cook (and drink!) them afterwards
* Science & tech – Emma Lui – Volcanic eruptions are a devastating natural disaster, that pose many threats, not least to communities living in their shadow. Emma Lui is a Research Fellow in volcanology at the University of Cambridge – she will speak about some of her work using ‘drones’ to take measurements within previously inaccessible volcanic clouds, in particular her work in Papua New Guinea, helping local scientists to predict future eruptions.
* Health – Sarah-Louise Decrausaz –Sarah-Louise is a biological anthropologist at the University of Cambridge. With her trusty ‘bony’ assistant Harry, she’ll take you on a tour of the human skeleton, looking at what it can teach us about people living in the past and today.
* Travel – Tim Moore –is a travel writer extraordinaire with tales of travelling around the world on a bike, on foot, and more recently in an original Ford Model T- in which he took a bone shaking journey across Trump-land. His route takes him exclusively through Donald-voting counties, meeting the everyday folks who voted red along the way.
* Activity- – Discover your talent for making art from nature with Anna from Anna’s Flower Farm.
* Walk– Enjoy a free fascinating 45 minute tour of Cambridge from Cambridge On Foot . Find out where the key scientific ‘Discoveries’ were made and by whom! One of the most popular activities of the day – be sure to sign up when you arrive.
· Tickets for entry to the event are £15 per adult, children 12-18 are £5.00 (under 12s are free, but the event is geared towards older children).
· Tickets can be purchased online – buy in advance as are very limited.
· Ticket price includes all talks and entertainment, and a guided walk.
· Food and drink will be available, and is in addition to the entry fee. As a special Sunday Papers Live Offer, CWM will also offer a ‘bottomless’ option for Bloody Marys or Prosecco