To accompany this year’s SpotOn London conference, at the Wellcome Trust on Friday, 14 November and Saturday, 15 November, we have a number of exciting fringe events taking place around London.
Tickets are available for the main event and you can read about the workshops, panels and unconference here. This year’s theme looks at the challenges of balancing the public and the private in the digital age.
Here’s the run-down on fringe events taking place across the week.
When: Thursday 13th November 2014, 7pm – 11pm
Where: The Driver, Wharfdale Road, King’s Cross
Pint of Science have teamed up with SpotOn London to offer an evening of informal, fun science talks relating to science policy, communication and preventing fraud in science.
In between pints and talks we’ll gather around for some good old fashioned storytelling with a science theme.
Speakers so far include Professor Tony Segal (UCL), who will be talking about how we can prevent fraud in science and Dr Aeneas Wiener (Cytora), who will talk about how his company Cytora uses open data to assess real time political risk. A third speaker will be announced shortly.
The event will be held the evening before the SpotOn conference, in The Driver pub near King’s Cross, on Thursday 13th November at 7pm.
Tickets cost £3 and are available at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/295178.
When: Friday 14th November 2014, 7pm – 10pm
Where: Basement bar, The Star of Kings pub, London
Science Showoff is the anarchic science cabaret night that gives everyone the chance to share their love of science in whatever chaotic way they like.
The stage at the Star of Kings will be full of SpotOn conference delegates and the cream of London’s science communication scene, talking about science, telling jokes, doing demos, playing songs… hell, they can do an interpretive dance if they want to as long as it relates to science.
The whole thing is loosely held-together by our MC and super-nerd Steve Cross, who will be keeping our acts to time and getting science completely wrong for laughs.
Get involved: If you think you’ve got what it takes to showoff your science and you want to take part, we’re currently looking for five performers who are attending SpotOn London 2014 to perform 9-minute sets, communicating any kind of science in any way at all. You could:
- Show a film you just made
- Try out a new demo
- Practice a new science comedy set
- Tell us about your new discovery
- Perform an 9-minute play about science
- Play your new song about protons
- Tell us what you’ve been up to
- Predict the future
- Give us a taster of your science-themed Edinburgh show
- Read us your latest science poem
- Try out a bit of a new science lesson on us
- Play us a short radio documentary
- Experiment on the crowd
- Read us a blogpost
- Perform an interpretive dance about science
- Or anything else…