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Sunday Papers Live at Cambridge Science Festival

Sunday 18 March: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

University Centre, Cambridge Wine Merchants Bar, Granta PlaceMill Lane, CB2 1RU

Presented with TTP Group

Imagine the perfect social Sunday, great food, newspapers, Bloody Mary’s and add a healthy dose of science! This year we’re delighted to have the popular event Sunday Papers Live – popping up at the Science Festival.

Sunday Papers Live, established in London in 2013, brings the broadsheets to life, section by section, performance by performance through high profile speakers, entertainers, creative activities and food and drink. Our special science edition aims to offer a thought-provoking, and enjoyable Sunday where you can relax (bring your slippers!), and be engaged with current issues. Families with children over 12 are welcome, and there will be activities for the kids too. Bloody Marys, prosecco, Sunday roast themed food, full programme of talks, activities, and more surprises and extras to follow (see website for updates).

Sunday Papers Live will be chaired by the Founder of the Naked Scientists, Dr Chris Smith. In addition to co-presenting the Naked Scientists show, Chris is a medical consultant specialising in clinical microbiology and virology at Cambridge University and at Addenbrooke's. Speakers will include:

- Dr Giles Yeo, geneticist and star of BBC Horizon shows on obesity and on the dirty secret behind clean eating
- Dr David Bainbridge – popular science writer and biologist, who has written extensively about the natural history of teenagers, the middle aged, and most recently about the origins and power of the female body shape
- Dr Adrian Hillier - wireless communications specialist working at The Technology Partnership (TTP Group). His background sits around modern design for the semi-conductor industry and is currently developing new business for the Internet of Things
- Dr Amanda Prorok – an expert on swarm robot technology and how they can help solve some of our modern-day challenges; could robots be the end to traffic jams?
- Dr Sander van der Linden - a social psychologist investigating the influence of social norms in shaping human altruism and cooperation in real-world social dilemmas such as public health, inequality, climate change, and sustainability
- John Osbourne – performance poet extraordinaire, warm, gentle and always funny – hear his take on the weird world of science!

“ 100 percent quality, Grade-A downtime ” - Time Out


Booking Information

Telephone number:
01223 766766

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Additional Information

Age: 12+, Talk, Drop in, £10 / £5 over 12 years / free under 12 years