Brighton Science Festival

DR EMILY’S WEIRD AND WONDERFUL SCIENCE FACTS



Tuesday 13 February

2:30pm - 3:30pm, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

St Andrew’s Church
11 Chapel Mews, Waterloo Street
Hove, BN3 1AR
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Did you know that you can block a tickle? Or that we share 50% of our DNA with a banana? Would it surprise you to discover that snakes can bite you even when they’re dead? That happy cows produce more milk? Or that there’s a planet on which a day lasts longer than a year? And could it be possible that there’s an animal that does square poos? Or that we make better decisions when we need a wee?!

Join TV scientist Dr Emily Grossman for this fun and interactive science quiz show, as she explains some of the world’s weirdest science facts. Guaranteed to amuse and amaze, whether you’re 7 or 70, Emily challenges you to figure out the answers, and uses audience volunteers to help her with simple and fun experiments, demonstrating core scientific concepts.

Dr Emily Grossman is an internationally acclaimed science author, public speaker and TV personality. An expert in molecular biology and genetics, with a Double First in Natural Sciences from Queens’ College Cambridge and a PhD in cancer research, Emily also trained and worked as an actress and singer, and now combines her skills as a science communicator, broadcaster, writer, educator and trainer.

She is best known as a Resident Science Expert on ITV’s The Alan Titchmarsh Show and Sky1’s Duck Quacks Don’t Echo, and for her inspirational and motivational talks in schools, universities and at live events such as The Hay Festival, The Science Museum and Cheltenham Science Festival.

Through her work as a science communicator, and by sharing her personal experiences as a woman in STEM, Emily hopes to engage more people with the fascinating world of science, to change the perception of what it is to be a scientist, and to inspire more people, especially girls, to study science. Website: www.emilygrossman.co.uk. Twitter: @DrEmilyGrossman.

Ages 7+

£8 (£6 concessions, £24 for a family of four)