Brighton Science Festival September 2016

Brighton Science Festival September 2016 Programme

Published On September 2, 2016 | By We Love Brighton | Reviews

The festival kicks off the new September programme with a triple bill of scintillating science, guaranteed to enthuse and enthral curious people of all ages.

After eleven years of bringing the world’s best science to Brighton (and Brighton’s best science to the world) every February, Brighton Science Festival has far too many events for one month to contain – so we’re spreading our wings to other parts of the calendar.


Big Science Saturday – 17th September

A day of talks and discussions from an incredible array of scientists and experts – covering the entirety of human knowledge (well, almost) in just six hours.

From the complete history of the universe (delivered at a billion years per minute) to how stupidity helps businesses get things done (in the short term, at least), via such thorny topics as why renewable power is inevitable, what the ‘obesity crisis’ actually is, and why legs are a greatly underrated invention.

Expect a non-stop cavalcade of scintillating science guaranteed to get you thinking, questioning, learning and laughing.

Saturday 17th September, 10.30am – 5.30pm
Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton,
£7 / £5 – Tickets available here


Ugly Animals – 17th September

A two-headed beast of a show with illustrated talks from Simon Watt and Richard Robinson.

Why should the panda get all the praise? Would the WWF get as many donations if its logo was a blobfish? Simon Watt fights the cause of some of the planet’s less photogenic species.

Is your boss a hammerhead shark? Or more like an assassin bug? Richard Robinson opens the Book of Beasts and looks at the parallels between the world of work and the wonders of nature. You will recognise many of these creatures – and you are at least one of them yourself.

Saturday 17th September, 7pm – 9.30pm
Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton
£6 / £3 – Tickets available here


Take Nobody’s Word for It – 18th September

Discover the art of arguing without being cross and disagreeing without being disagreeable. Debating can be both boring and aggressive – we’re going to make it fun for all the family, 12 and up. Join in with a series of talks and games designed to polish your debating skills.

All this is accompanied by some very special guests, including Rob Eastaway’s Maths on the Go – games to make even the longest car journey bearable, Jillian Scudder of Astroquizzical answering all your questions about the universe, and Dominic Johnson tells us how believing in God is a good idea – whether he exists or not.

Sunday 18th September, 10.30am – 5.30pm
Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton
Entry by donation

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