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The Sunday Papers Live- Cambridge Science Festival Edition
March 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday Papers Live at the Science Festival, March 18th, 12 – 4pm
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:
-Amanda Prorok – An expert on swarm robot technology, will be in conversation with Adrian Hiller is a wireless communications specialist from The Technology Partnership (TTP). They will discuss how they can help solve some of our modern-day challenges: could robots be the end to traffic jams? How will robots work together to make our lives easier in the future.
-Giles Yeo – Geneticist and star of BBC Horizon shows, such as the dirty secret behind clean eating, will help you digest your lunch with some highlights on his findings about new food fads and how they stand up to scientific rigour
-John Osbourne – Performance poet extraordinaire, warm, gentle and always funny – hear his take on the weird world of science!
-David Bainbridge – Popular science writer and biologist, who has written extensively about the natural history of teenagers and the middle aged, will explore the weirdness of being human
-Sander van der Linden – An expert in the ‘wisdom of crowds”, and the psychology of group consensus, risk, and polarization, will talk to us about the phenomenon of fake news
-Plus, watch out for Bev throughout the day – our eccentric tea lady, who will be filling the breaks with her big personality and warm, witty take on science
-Enjoy a free 45 minute science related tour of Cambridge from Cambridge on Foot
Tickets are very limited so we do recommend buying early to avoid disappointment.