Saturday, 10 March 2018

14:00 - 15:00

The Edge, University Of Bath

As you read this, you're on a huge, sticky rock called Earth, hurtling round a nuclear fireball at 67,000 miles per hour. If that fact feels weird and unsettling you're more likely to remember it – the bits of our brains that encode long-term memory are linked to the bits dealing with emotion (and our sense of smell). And this odd memory-creating process affects our sense of the passing of time. Lots of what we know about space, time and ourselves is surprising and counter-intuitive. But if it's so peculiar, how did we puzzle it out? Unlike the Doctor in Doctor Who, we can’t feel the turn of the Earth beneath us. We don’t have a TARDIS to take us to other planets for a quick look round. But what does the Doctor do when he lands on an alien world where something strange is happening? He explores, looks for clues and asks awkward questions – sometimes getting in trouble with whoever’s in charge...

Simon Guerrier the author of the 'Scientific Secrets of Dr Who' will present this illustrated talk using clips from the TV show, he'll show how Doctor Who uses science to inform its unique style of storytelling – and just how close it has often come to predicting future scientific discoveries. 



Simon Guerrier has written countless Doctor Who books, comics, audio plays, and documentaries. As research for one of his Doctor Whostories, he took night classes in astronomy at the Royal Observatory Greenwich—which resulted in an A-plus and the plot for another Doctor Who story. Simon regularly writes for Horrible Histories magazine and the medical journal The Lancet Psychiatry. With his brother Thomas, Simon also makes films and documentaries. 




This show is part of a wider launch event for the Bath Taps into science Festival. There will be lots of activites going off in the same location including crafts, interactive science exhibition stands and discovery dome shows, all ending with a talk about the Science of Dr Who. The whole event runs from 10am-3pm, so feel free to come before the show to enjoy the activites on offer. 



How much do the tickets cost? 

The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry we can check you in manually using your name.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes that is not a problem.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, the show is suitable for all ages.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The shows are avaible as part of a larger event at the Edge at the University of Bath. Parking is availble free of charge in the East Car Park of the University.  For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.

The Edge is clsoe to the bus stops which have direct buses (route U1) running at regular intervals to and from Bath City Centre. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel infromation webpages


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience or call 01225 385418.

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