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101 People To Meet Before You (Or They) Die

Dan Schreiber hosts his first in a series of interviews with some of the world's most interesting humans. This time featuring Jan Bondeson and Marc Abrahams.


A live comedy evening featuring an 18th century bottom stabbing villain, a bra that doubles as a gas mask, a woman who laid an egg, a proven cure for hiccups (three words: digital rectal massage), and much more...
Hosted by Dan Schreiber, co-creator of BBC Radio 4's The Museum of Curiosity, long serving QI Elf and author of the infamous but unpublished book "Brian Blessed For Beginners".
Welcome to "101 People To Meet Before You (Or They) Die" the first in a brand new series of live comedy nights that introduces you in person to some of the world's most interesting and alive humans.
Meet...
Dr. Jan Bondeson. Jan is a senior lecturer at the Cardiff University School of Medicine, and author of 12 books including The Two-Headed Boy and Other Medical Marvels; The Pig-face Lady of Manchester Square, and The Cat Orchestra and the Elephant Butler.
Jan will delivering his lecture on The History Of Amazing Talking Dogs, and will be interviewed about his life and work investigating everything from the boy who stalked Queen Victoria to the mice who were excommunicated by the church.
And say hello to...
Marc Abrahams. Marc is the co-founder and editor of the science humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research, the author of This is Improbable and the master of ceremonies for the Ig Nobel Prizes, an awards ceremony which honours achievements that first make people laugh, then think.
Marc will be delivering a talk on The Ig Nobel Prizes 2012, followed by an on stage interview delving into the history of the prizes and its winners - including the scientists who discovered: that cows with names give more milk than cows without names; why woodpeckers don't get headaches, and that swearing does in fact relieve pain.
so come: meet Marc and Jan, ask them some questions, have a drink with them, get involved in their work, and (If we get them drunk enough) come raving with them till the early hours of the morning in Central London's grotty 'O Bar'.
Tickets £5. Doors 19.00
Warning: May contain language and themes of an adult nature.


Speaker(s):

Mr Marc Abrahams | talks | www
Dr Jan Bondeson | talks | www
Dan Schreiber | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

6 April 2013 at 7:30 pm

Duration:

3 hours

 

Venue:

SPES
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
020 7242 8032
http://www.conwayhall.org.uk

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Tickets:

£5

Available from:

http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/101-people-to-meet-before-you-or-they-die

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