On 16 November 2013 ExCel London will host Richard Dawkins, psychologist Richard Wiseman, and palaeontologist Richard Fortey, joined by the extraordinary hirsute polymath and comedian Bill Bailey.
Hosted by Quentin Cooper, former presenter of Radio 4's Material World, the whole-day event comprises individual talks followed by a group discussion entitled 'Evolution, the Meaning of Life, and other Trivial Matters.'
Uber-geek physicist musician Jonny Berliner will play some of his geek-pop tunes, covering such diverse subjects as Alfred Russel Wallace, genetics, and the Higgs boson.
Run by science charity Entangled Bank, the event will raise money for a bronze statue of Alfred Russel Wallace, co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection, to stand in London's Natural History Museum. Any excess funds will go to related science charities.
You can even buy tickets for an after-party at the Linnean Society of London, to be attended by the presenters and many other people involved with the 'Wallace 100' celebrations. It was at the Linnean Society in 1858 that the Darwin and Wallace papers outlining the theory of Evolution by Natural Selection were first read. The world would never be the same again.
Tickets and full details are available via www.entangled-bank.co.uk/consensus
16-Nov-2013 10am - 6pm
Seats prices start at £28. This is a one-off event which will never happen again. Early booking is advised!
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