23rd White Heat Saturday
10.15am-12pm Follow the Nerd
To the Nerds, all magic tricks have tales to tell. They can be explained scientifically, and yet they remain magic – more so perhaps. The Nerdy guys will reveal everything in two hours of scientific knockabout, with the help of some audience participation. With Steve Mould, Matt Parker, Helen Arney and guest Simon Watt.
12pm Matt Kaplan: The Science of Monsters
Were monsters scarier in the olden days? They definitely seemed a lot more real… Find out where zombies, werewolves, vampires and other monsters came from and why they seemed so terrifying.
1.30pm Longboarding and Skateboarding
Longboarding has been around since the start of skateboarding and is undergoing a revival. With video clips and animations Jonathan Hare’s talk goes deeper into the science and technology of skating.
2.30pm Who Killed Marilyn Monroe?
Monroe, the greatest of Hollywood’s sex symbols, died in mysterious circumstances. How did it happen? Conspiracy theories have involved the CIA, president JF Kennedy, drugs and communism. Who dunnit? Here is new evidence from the British Pharmacological Society.
3.30pm-5pm Follow the Nerd
Second shift of the nerds, to whom all magic tricks have tales to tell. They can be explained scientifically, and yet they remain magic – more so perhaps. The Nerdy guys; Steve Mould, Matt Parker, Helen Arney and guest nerd Simon Watt will reveal all with a second round of dazzling scientific knockabout shows, with the help of the audience!
Steve Mould has been conducting experiments on unsuspecting members of the public in BBC 1′s Britain’s Brightest. In this show he’ll be sharing his secrets and showing you loads of ways you can prank your friends with science.
Twisted tales from the human side of science, Helen Arney sets out a musical diorama featuring cryogenically frozen lovers and biologically accurate R ‘n ‘B, accompanied by her trusty ukulele, the plangent tones of which are so evocative that many people actually own one.Catch her from 10.15am-12pm and 3.30-5pm
What’s the biggest number? How fast can you solve a Rubik’s cube underwater? Matt Parker takes on some of maths’ biggest mysteries – all the way to infinity and slightly beyond. Matt will be lurking between 10.15am-12pm and 3.30-5pm.
Simon has been seen ‘Inside Nature’s Giants (Channel 4), and more recently inside the genomes of superheroes, seeing if we can add their super-powers to our own. With his awesome capabilities who knows what he’ll come up with today. He’ll be around with the Nerds from 10-12am and from 3-5pm
Pop-up busks and design challenges forom the University of Brighton design department, plus ‘The Big-Spotty-Fall-Over Wheel’: you can’t stand in front of this wheel without falling over
No you can’t. We’ve put a crash mat there because you can’t.
Front Room Folk
The friendliest folk group play the friendliest music. Front Room Folk are so called because they invite you to invite them to play in your front room. Of course there are strings attached, apart from the obvious ones: you host them, pamper them and possibly play along with them. Get in touch. If you have a ukulele, bring it along and jam.
Elekta is a company that does magic: treating cancers without touching the patient, by using low level radiation and ingenuity. Their ambassadors show off some other magic here today in busky bursts.
You’ve Been PIPped
Philosophy in Pubs (PIPs) does what it says on the tim, only for today we do it not with philosophers in pubs, but with peeps in the cafe, debating, arguing, disagreeing, etc all under the watchful eye of the Artful Doctor, Blay Whitby
Southern Water: Gunky Pipes
You ought to know what happens when fat oil and grease get washed out of your sink and into the sewers. Southern Water show how it clogs the system and what to do about it.
Full range of popular science books for young and old.
Programme at a glance
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