Ri Summer comedy night

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 11 July

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Meet your lineup: The Ugly Animal, the Biggest Data, the Idiot Brain, and the Mars Maven

    Credit: Simon Watt, Timandra Harkness, Dean Burnett, Rachel Wheeley


Standard £14


Concession £10


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

With London’s summer sizzling away, why not let off steam with some STEM comedy? Get ready to laugh your asymptote off with Simon ‘the Ugly Animal’ Watt, Timandra ‘the Biggest Data’ Harkness, Dean ‘the Idiot Brain’ Burnett and Rachel 'Mars Maven' Wheeley. 

About the speakers

Simon Watt is a biologist, writer, science communicator, comedian and TV presenter. He runs the Ugly Animal Preservation Society and can name more animals than you. 

Timandra Harkness is a presenter, writer and comedian who presents regularly for BBC Radio 4. Her data is bigger than yours.

Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist, lecturer and comedian. He writes a neuroscience blog for the Guardian, Brain Flapping, and he knows all about how much of an idiot your brain is.

Rachel Wheeley is a comedian, producer of comedy science podcast Level Up Human, maven of a new comedy science night called Dead Talks. She's fed up with life on Earth, so is moving to Mars.

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