• Tue
    Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
    Six speakers, five minutes each

    This will be Leeds Cafe Scientifique's third Science Slam.  The theme will be "scientific myths".  Six speakers will each speak for 5 minutes about a common scientific misunderstanding.  Myths will be firmly debunked; fallacies will be laid to rest - and all at quickfire pace.

    You will be able to put questions to the speakers, or challenge their treatment of your favourite scientific theory.

    The six speakers and their topics are:

    Miriam Moss - Why a crowd is not a mob

    Bruce Yardley - Soaking up the idea of underground lakes

    Hugh Hubbard - The futility of the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence

    Des McLernon - The most complicated solution is not always the best

    Anzir Boodoo - Rail timetabling: it's not rocket science!

    Alasdair Beal - Why did the World Trade Center's twin towers really collapse?