Sat 16th Nov 2013, 10am to 6pm – ExCel London
We are delighted to confirm a major science talk event at ExCel London. Join Bill Bailey, Richard Dawkins, Richard Wiseman, Richard Fortey and Quentin Cooper for original science presentations, group discussion, and geek-pop by Jonny Berliner.
There is also gourmet buffet and evening reception based at the prestigious Linnean Society of London in Piccadilly, starting at 8pm after the ExCel event ends.
All profits will go to complete the funding of the Alfred Russel Wallace statue appeal, with any excess being donated to related charities.
Confirmed participants are, in no particular order:
Taking a tiny break from his sell-out Qualmpeddler tour, Bill will present a specially-commissioned talk, with pictures and video, entitled ‘The Making of Jungle Hero’.
Richard will demonstrate that a knowledge of the theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, bestriding as it does so many disciplines, broadens the mind and illuminates, as nothing else can, the true wonder that is the natural world.
As Charles Dawin wrote in On the Origin of Species, ‘There is grandeur in this view of life.’
Richard will also be conducting mass-audience Mind Games, an experience not to be missed.
(There may be minor changes)
Food and drinks are available inside the venue, within walk distance from the auditorium.
|08:00||ExCel doors open
Food vendors open in the main concourse
The Making of Jungle Hero
British Humanist Association
Science Songs I
|11:10||Break – 30 mins
(Joanne Davies – electric violin at 11:30)
Something Old, Something New
Science Songs II
|12:45||Lunch – 75 mins|
Investigating the Impossible: a journey into a world where truth is far stranger than fiction
plus mass-audience Mind Games
Evolution; The New Classics
|15:50||Tea break – 40 mins
(Joanne Davies – electric violin at 16:20)
|16:30||Group discussion and Q&A|
|17:10+||Event ends (approximate time)|
Evening reception at the Linnean Society – 8:00 to 11:00pm
There will be an evening reception at the Linnean Society of Piccadilly after the ExCel event. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet all our presenters, plus many other people involved with the Wallace celebrations and the statue appeal.