Talk & Discussion

Science(ish): The peculiar science behind the movies

13 Dec 2017

 / 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 / Free
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Is it really possible to bring back an extinct species? Will we ever be able to travel back in time and meet our parents? Are we living in a computer simulation? And where are all the aliens?

Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks will answer all these questions and more in an interactive talk based on their hit podcast Science(ish).

Using clips from the movies, opinions gathered from experts and their own peculiar insights, Rick and Michael explore the frontiers of research and show just how much science is hiding in Hollywood’s greatest hits.

Rick Edwards is a TV presenter and writer with a particular interest in mathematics and the natural sciences.

Dr Michael Brooks, who holds a PhD in Quantum Physics, is a journalist and author whose books include the bestselling 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense.

Tickets are free for members and £3 for non-members.

All proceeds from our cultural programme go to the Kibera Hamlets School in Nairobi, where Second Home has funded the construction of a new school building designed by our architects Selgas Cano.