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Science Showoff - Antidote to Christmas

Weston Studio

By 4th December, you’ll already be sick of Christmas.  We promise no tinsel, no Slade, no reminders of the true meaning of Christmas just when you’re starting to have fun. Instead, geek comedian and Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow Steve Cross hosts some of Bath’s top science, comedy and performance talent in a night of clever chaotic cabaret and maybe just a little bit of Christmas cheer. Come and see a lineup that will never be repeated, performing in ways you’ve never seen before.

You’re likely to encounter scientists, artists, filmmakers, dancer, musicians and science communicators – in fact anyone with something to show off about science.

University of Bath performers include School of Management’s Richard Fairchild who asks, how rational are you? Biochemistry PHD Alex Lethbridge suggests that science communication’s going to sound a lot like Wu Tang Clan and Maths professor and communicator extraordinaire Chris Budd brings us a mathematicians guide to Mornington Crescent.

From the region and beyond, Iszi Lawrence has a file full of hilarious stories about dead scientists, Ross Exton muses on the science of flirting and Ezzy Pearson looks at the science of Star Wars.

Steve Cross is our compere. Once upon a time he was a spectacularly poor lab scientist, then an OK science communicator and for a while a museum and art curator (for Wellcome Collection).

These days he’s a geek comedian, presenter and producer, travelling across the UK helping all sorts of intellectual types share their passions. He also founded Museums Showoff and Bright Club.  He trains clever people to be funny, and has worked with academics, museums professionals, software engineers, architects and lawyers to make comedy part of their lives.

Steve’s hour-long show “How Science Ruined My Life” is always in development.

See more on youtube.

Not suitable for under 16s.

Want to get involved?

£10, £8 concs, £6 students