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Insight Lecture | Robin Ince
In person and online
Wednesday 06 Mar 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Crick Insight lectures are delivered by public figures who have an interest in science, but come from different walks of life. Occasional but inspirational talks, they aim to inform and inspire discussion beyond the Crick’s immediate research.
We're delighted to welcome Robin Ince, comedian, broadcaster, podcaster, writer and science communicator to join us for the first Insight Lecture of 2024.
Robin is best known as a comedian and populariser of scientific ideas.
He is the creator and co-host of the podcast Robin and Josie’s Book Shambles, which gains over 100,000 hits a month, as well as the weekly music podcast with Michael Legge, Vitriola, which mixes nonsense, arguments and discussions on the latest music releases. He continues to present the Sony Gold Award winning BBC Radio 4 series The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox and has toured solo shows about consciousness, Charles Darwin, and physics.
His most recent book, I’m A Joke and So Are You: Reflections on Humour and Humanity, was released in 2018 to critical acclaim, being named as one of Evening Standard’s Best Comedy Books of the Year. He is also touring with Brian Cox as part of his Universal World Tour.
He has curated, produced and hosted numerous nights mixing science, music and comedy at the Hammersmith Apollo and across the UK. Recently, he has received Honorary Fellowship of UCL, an honorary doctorate from Royal Holloway College (University of London), and is a fellow of the British Science Association.
Robin has won three Chortle Awards, including the Time Out Outstanding Achievement Award and was nominated for Best Live Show at the British Comedy Awards.
JOIN US AT THE CRICK TO SEE ROBIN SPEAK IN PERSON
All alumni are welcome to access Insight Lectures live online (sign up above and select "I'll join online" and you'll receive joining instructions the week of the lecture).
We also have a small number of spaces available to join us in person at the Crick available through a ballot.
To enter the ballot, please sign up above and select "Please enter me into the ballot ". The ballot will close one week before the lecture and those lucky enough to be selected at random will be emailed with instructions to join us on the day. If you're not succesful in the ballot you'll still be able to join us online.
You'll also have the opportunity to stay for drinks afterwards and discuss the lecture with old colleagues and friends.
6 Mar 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
We kindly ask all attendees to respect the private nature of these talks by refraining from making any type of recording, sharing access details or in any other way compromising the lecture.
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