Are you smarter than a chimpanzee?

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Monday 23 October

The Theatre

This event has already taken place

  • Do humans have better brain power than all the natural world?

    Credit: Afrika Force via Flickr


Standard £16


Concession £10


Members and Patrons £7

Event description

What makes humans special, and what makes us different from animals? To find out, join Ben Ambridge whose ingenious tests and puzzles will pit you against a range of extraordinary creatures, and give surprising insight into our place in the animal kingdom.

This event is particularly suitable for ages 12+.

About the speaker

Ben Ambridge is Reader in Psychology at the University of Liverpool and the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD). He is a recipient of the Guardian-Wellcome Science Writing Prize and his first book Psy-Q: A Mind-Bending Miscellany of Everyday Psychology was a Sunday Times Book of the Year and has been translated into a dozen languages. Ben writes on psychology for the Guardian and the Big Issue, and his TEDtalk on The Top 10 Myths of Psychology has been viewed over 2 million times. He lives in Sale, Greater Manchester.


Please note, this event will start at 6.00pm, unlike as advertised in our printed What's On guide.

The doors will open at approximately 5.30pm, with a prompt start at 6.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

Become a member

Benefit from free and better than half-price tickets, special offers and access to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot.

Join todayGo