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How can we make fashion more sustainable in the face of the climate crisis? What is a placenta actually for? Whatever the subject matter, talks at the Royal Institution are always fresh, funny and thought-provoking. They regularly host science-based talks across a range of accessible subjects, and we have a run of exclusively priced tickets to screenings in January, February and March, from just £10. Take a look at the programme below, and get booking!
What’s in the programme?
‘What did your placenta ever do for you?’
7pm to 8.30pm on January 30
Without it you wouldn’t be here, but what do you really know about one of the most important organs in the human body?
‘The science of thrill’ (Discourse)
7.20pm to 8.45pm on February 28
This talk explores the science and art behind creating thrilling real-life adventures, with examples from over the last 15 years.
7pm to 8.45pm on February 18
The climate crisis needs our attention now and fashion is one of the worst culprits for pollution. Explore ways we can make fashion more sustainable including a clothes swap at the end of the talk.
‘Easy speaking and effortless listening’
7pm to 9.30pm on March 3
In this panel discussion, researchers look at how we can reduce ‘communication effort’. Try a variety of demonstrations to see how to reach to speaking and listening.
‘The idea of the brain’
7pm to 8.30pm on March 12
The brain is fascinating, so fascinating that humans have been studying it for centuries and we still don’t fully understand it. This talk looks at how views of the mind have changed and what discoveries may lay in our future.
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