Robin Ince - The Importance of Being Interested

Date: Tuesday, 26 October 2021 19:30

We’re delighted that Robin Ince is coming to speak to us again, this time about his latest book, ‘The Importance of Being Interested: Adventures in Scientific Curiosity’. Here are the details of the book:

Comedian Robin Ince quickly abandoned science at school, bored by a fog of dull lessons and intimidated by the barrage of equations. But, twenty years later, he fell in love with it and he now presents one of the world's most popular science podcasts. Every year he meets hundreds of the world's greatest thinkers.

In this erudite and witty book, Robin reveals why scientific wonder isn't just for the professionals. Filled with interviews featuring astronauts, comedians, teachers, quantum physicists, neuroscientists and more - as well as charting Robin's own journey with science - The Importance of Being Interested explores why many wrongly think of the discipline as distant and difficult. From the glorious appeal of the stars above to why scientific curiosity can encourage much needed intellectual humility, this optimistic and profound book will leave you filled with a thirst for intellectual adventure.

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Update on 24/10/21: Currently all places are taken, but check back for cancellations.  Robin is also visiting a number of local independent bookshops around the same date - see details here:


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