How to win games and beat people

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Friday 11 November

The Theatre

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  • A game of battleship

    Double bluffing is a strategy that can be hit and miss.

    Credit: Andrew Malone via Flickr


Standard £14


Concession £10


Discounts for Members

Event description

As everyone knows, it's not the winning that counts, it's the taking part. Nonsense: that is the battle cry of the loser. From an aerodynamicist's advice on paper aeroplanes, to a game theorist's thoughts on Monopoly, or Andy McNab's tips on pillow fighting, Tom Whipple has spoken to preposterously overqualified experts to learn some of the surprising science behind how to win at games.

This talk is particularly suitable for ages 12+.

About the speaker

Tom Whipple is the Science Editor at The Times and was awarded the British Society of Magazine Editors Print Writer of the Year in 2015. He is also a bad loser.


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