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  • Eugenia Cheng at the Science Gallery, Dublin

    Wednesday 1st July

    Want to learn how to bake yourself smarter? Join Eugenia Cheng for her talk Cakes, Custard and Category Theory: Easy Recipes for Understanding Complex Maths. Most people imagine maths is something like a slow cooker: very...


  • James Ward at Ways with Words festival

    Sunday 5th July

    What does ‘shatter-proof resistant’ mean? What are the uses of Blu-Tack? James Ward celebrates the role of the humble biro and answers many stationery related questions. Comedy for those who like quirky facts and curious...


  • Julie Summers at Ways with Words

    Wednesday 8th July

    The Women’s Institute pulled rural Britain through the Second World War with pots of jam, a spirit of ‘make do and mend’ and loads of vigour. Julie Summers, in ‘Jambusters’, reveals their nitty-gritty approach to...


  • David Spiegelhalter

    Thursday 16 July 2015

    Whatever society we live in, and however open-minded we like to think we are, when it comes to our sex lives we all like to keep a few secrets. But this makes the jobs of...


  • June Andrews on dementia at Edinburgh Book Festival

    Monday 24th August

    Professor June Andrews, author of Dementia: The One-Stop Guide will be giving two talks at Edinburgh Book Festival, both on Monday 24th August. TACKLING THE TERROR OF DEMENTIA Globally over 40 million people are living...


  • Tony Juniper at Edinburgh Book Festival

    Saturday 29th August

    He may be a former Friends Of The Earth director, but Tony Juniper still has ecology on his mind. While Britain is rich in ‘natural capital’ (peat bogs, woodlands and soil), far too much damage...



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