Meet the science authors at the Imperial Festival

Saturday 7th May 2016 @ 12:00
to Sunday 8th May 2016

Friends present the science books strand of the Imperial Festival programme in collaboration with the College.

Visit the Imperial Festival on 7-8 May for a packed weekend of activities, talks, tours and more – all celebrating the best of Imperial’s innovative research.

Drop in to chat with over 500 researchers and immerse yourself in interactive science demonstrations, from playing the heart and lung lottery game to tasting an edible solar system.

New for 2016 are the Health & Wellbeing zone, Energy & Environment zone and Transport zone, joining the popular Superbugs zone, Robots zone and Research zone.

You can also chat to Festival favourites Talkaoke about the scientific issues of the day, get acquainted with Imperial’s fleet of vintage vehicles and let George the Dragon show you the joys of engineering.

The full Festival Programme can be seen here.

The Imperial Festival is open:

Saturday 7 May 12.00 – 18.00

Sunday 8 May 12.00 – 17.00

Friends are running a series of talks at the Imperial Festival on Saturday 7 May in collaboration with the College.

You will be able to hear Imperial researchers and Alumni talk about their recently published popular science books in 'Meet the science author' sessions, buy their books and get your copies signed.

The sessions take place from 13.00 to 17.00 in the lecture theatre of the Sir Alexander Fleming Building on the Saturday afternoon.*

Each session will feature 30 minutes conversation between author and interviewer, 10 minutes Q&A in the lecture theatre followed by book signings with the author in the foyer. Their books can be purchased on the day to be signed.

Note: whilst we hope to offer a card transaction service, please bring cash if you wish to buy books.  Cash machines are available in the Sherfield building foyer.

We will also have our Friends of Imperial College stand in the alumni hub giving us an opportunity to meet many Friends – and some new ones. Do come along and say hello!

There is no advance booking: places for each session will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

13.00 - Encounters with the Aurorae: Journeys in Science and Culture

Dr Melanie Windridge, author of "Aurora", being interviewed by John Evans

14.30 - From Science to Science Fiction and Back Again

Dr David Clements, author of "Disturbed Universes" (science fiction) and "Infrared Astronomy, Seeing the Heat: from William Herschel to the Herschel Space Observatory", interviewed by Prof Farah Mendlesohn

16.00 - Herding Hemingway's Cats: Understanding How Genes Work

Kat Arney, author of "Herding Hemingway's Cats", interviewed by Helen Arney.

 *Friend’s sessions will take place at the Festival on the Saturday only. The Imperial Festival is open on Saturday and Sunday.


Venue: Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus

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