The Geek Manifesto on tour

It’s now less than six weeks until The Geek Manifesto will hit the bookshops… It’s published on May 10.

So it’s time to post the schedule of events I’ll be speaking at in the next few months once it’s out. I’ll also post it in a link at the top of the blog, and update this with new events as they’re added.

14 May: Westminster Skeptics in the Pub, 19.30, The Old Monk Exchange, Strutton Ground, London SW1H 0HW. No need to book: £2 on the door (to cover SiTP expenses).

17 May: Centre for Science and Policy, Cambridge University. 17.30 Howard Lecture Theatre, Downing College, Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ. Details and sign-up information here.

19 May: In Defence of Geeks, Bristol Festival of Ideas. 15.30, Watershed, Bristol. Angela Saini, author of Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World, and I will be discussing our books. Booking details here (tickets £7, £6 concessions).

24 May: London Skeptics in the Pub, 19.30, The Monarch, 40-42 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London, NW1 8BG. £2 on the dooor (to cover SiTP expenses). Details here.

29 May: Sussex University, Science Policy Research Unit, Brighton. 1800. Details to follow.

30 May: Waterstones, Gower Street, London, WC1E 8EQ  (yes, I know about the apostrophe…). 1800. Free event.

10 June: Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales. Time and details tbc.

1615 June: Cheltenham Science Festival, Town Hall, Cheltenham, Gloucstershire. I’ll be in conversation about the book with Tim Harford, FT columnist and author of Adapt and The Undercover Economist. 16.45, £8 (£7 concessions). Book tickets here. Thanks Rick Crawford for correcting me on the date.

24 June: Festival of Education, Wellington College, Berkshire. Debate with Ben Goldacre and Julia Buckingham about science education. Approx 2pm. Tickets £40 for the day, 0r for the weekend (£15/day students).

28 June: Winchester Skeptics in the Pub. 19.30, Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB. £2 on the door, towards SiTP expenses.

17 July. Leicester Skeptics in the Pub. 19.30, Square Bar, 5-9 Hotel Street, Leicester, LE1 5AW. £2 on the door, towards SiTP expenses.

20 August (tbc): Sheffield Skeptics in the Pub.

About markgfh

Mark Henderson is Head of Communications at the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health by supporting the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. The Geek Manifesto contains his personal views, not those of the Wellcome Trust. Before joining the Trust in January 2012, Mark was Science Editor of The Times, where he built a reputation as one of Britain's foremost science journalists and commentators. Mark's first book, 50 Genetics Ideas You Really Need to Know, was published in 2009 by Quercus
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2 Responses to The Geek Manifesto on tour

  1. Hi Mark,
    The brochure and website for the Cheltenham Science Festival says you are talking about The Geek Manifesto on the 16th of June – not on the 15th!

    http://cheltenhamfestivals.com/find-events/science/s105-the-geek-manifesto

    The also don’t mention Tim Harford.

    • markgfh says:

      Thanks Rick — will correct. The 16th is right.

      Tim is definitely doing it — he just wasn’t confirmed when the programme went to press.

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