Fun, science-based talks at the RI for a tenner eachWhat's on the programme?
Swearing is good for youThursday February 8 7pm
For something that is so good for us, swearing gets a bad rap. Science writer Emma Byrne will explore the close connection between bad language and our emotions. She will shed light on the latest in the neuroscience and origins of swearing. The event will be hosted by Katie Silver of the BBC.
Valentine’s Day Vaginas
Wednesday February 14 at 7pm
This V-day is all about vaginas. Join founder of the Vagina Museum Florence Schechter and an expert panel as they finally give some love to what has often been ignored by academia and discuss the science, history and culture of vaginas. Please note this event will contain words and content that some may consider being offensive.
Big mind: How collective intelligence can change our worldTuesday February 20 at 7pm
Gathering insights from diverse fields, including philosophy, computer science, and biology, Geoff Mulgan will reveal how collective intelligence can guide corporations, governments, universities, and societies to make the most of human brains and digital technologies
The origin of lifeFriday March 2 at 7pm
Dr Frankenstein aimed to create new life from inanimate parts. But how did life first arise on Earth? Join Nick Lane in conversation with Phil Ball as they discuss the latest ideas, from warm ponds to space rocks and hydrothermal vents.
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