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Sunday Papers Live

Sunday 24 March: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Cambridge Union Society, 9A Bridge Street, CB2 1UB

Imagine the perfect social Sunday: great food, newspapers and Bloody Mary’s then add some science! Sunday Papers Live returns to the Science Festival, bringing the broadsheets to life, section by section with speakers, entertainers, creative activities, a guided walk and food and drink.

This special science edition aims to offer a thought-provoking and enjoyable Sunday where you can relax (bring your slippers!) and engage with current science topics. Families with children over 12 are very welcome.

• Columnist - Viren Swami - ‘Dads Get Sad Too’
Drawing on his experience of becoming a new father and being diagnosed with postnatal depression, Psychology Professor Viren Swami tries to understand why some dads get sad and what we can do about it.
• Science & Technology – Emma Lui
Volcanic eruptions are a devastating natural disaster, that pose many threats, not least to communities living in their shadow. Emma Lui is a Research Fellow in volcanology at the University of Cambridge. She will speak about her work using 'drones' to take measurements within previously inaccessible volcanic clouds, in particular in Papua New Guinea, helping local scientists to predict future eruptions.
• Gardening - Ed Turner
Curator of Insects, at the Museum of Zoology, Ed talks us through why wildlife has declined dramatically in the UK countryside, but in our cities and the green spaces of our gardens, wildlife is sometimes thriving. He discusses biodiversity in UK gardens and what everyone can do to turn an average garden into an outstanding miniature nature reserve.
• Culture – Ross Sutherland
Award-winning performance poet, Ross regales us with his entertaining ‘slightly’ scientific poems!
• Science - Sarah-Louise Decrausaz
Sarah-Louise is a biological anthropologist at the University of Cambridge. With her trusty ‘bony’ assistant Harry, she’ll take us on a tour of the human skeleton, looking at what it can teach us about people living in the past and today.
• Food - Charlotte Payne
Charlotee discusses the future of food and how we could all be eating insects sooner than we think. Find out how and why groups of people living in central rural Japan get together to hunt down nests of giant hornets, the deadliest creature in the country, and how they cook (and drink!) them afterwards,
• Travel – Tim Moore
Tim is a travel writer extraordinaire with tales of traveling around the world on a bike, on foot, and more recently in an original Ford Model T, in which he took a bone shaking journey across Trump-land. His route takes him exclusively through Donald-voting counties, meeting the everyday folks who voted red along the way.
• Culture - Activity
Discover your talent for making art from nature with Anna’s Flower Farm!
• Science - Walk
Join us for a guided walk with the brilliant Cambridge On Foot. Find out where the key scientific ‘Discoveries’ were made and by whom! One of the most popular activities of the day – be sure to sign up when you arrive.

£15 adults, £10 12-16 year-olds
Price does not include food or drink

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01223 766766

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Age: 11+, Hands-on, Talk, Tour, Performance, Arrive on time, £15 adults, £10 12-16 year-olds