UPCOMING – Huw James – Venus Transit Expedition 2012 – October 4th

Huw James - October 4th 2011


Pythagoras’ Trousers presents…

…a Pythagorean Cabaret Neuroscientist and standup comedian Dr. Dean Burnett hosts a one off night of science and entertainment featuring:

 • Research Engineer & Presenter of Pythagoras’ Trousers, Rhys Phillips

 • Astronomer, Chris North

 • Science Junkie, Huw James

 • Guitar Physicist, Mark Lewney

 • Systems Engineer & Escapologist, Jon Holt

 • Science Rapper, John Chase

 • Junior Doctor & Comedian, David Steele

Prepare yourself to be educated and entertained as you hear about what happens when aeroplanes are struck by lightning, the night’s sky, the science of extreme sports, the science of music, using modelling to make Houdini’s stunts safe, science rapping and what the cutest animal is (scientifically speaking). Brought to you by the team behind the IET’s science and technology podcast, Pythagoras’ Trousers, this lineup comes together for one night only and is not to be missed! For more information, please see the Pythagoras’ Trousers website. To buy a ticket to this event, please click here (£5 in advance, £6 on the door).

UPCOMING: Science Cafe: Radiation and Reason: Should we still welcome nuclear power? May 3rd

Speaker: Professor Wade Allison, Oxford University We have all been brought up to see radiation, especially nuclear radiation, as quite exceptionally dangerous -- unimaginably dangerous, even. But let's ask the question, why do we believe that radiation is dangerous? And, in fact, how dangerous is it? Or, if we use it carefully as we have learnt to do with fire, is nuclear technology to be welcomed? And has Fukushima changed anything? Find out more, http://www.radiationandreason.com and see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12860842 Copies of the book will be on sale £12. Professor Wade Allison is a nuclear and medical physicist at Oxford University Science Cafe meetings are free to attend and all are welcome, there is no need to book a place, just join us on the night. Cardiff Science Cafe is supported by Cardiff University Community Engagement Team.