The myth gap

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Friday 9 June

The Theatre

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

This event has been cancelled

  • The Myth Gap, by Alex Evans

    Credit: Alex Evans


Standard £14


Concession £10


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Please note that due to the General Election, this event has been cancelled

In this time of global crisis and transition, of mass migration, inequality, resource scarcity and climate change, what happens when facts and evidence are not enough? In this talk, Alex Evans will argue that today we have a 'myth gap' and that it is stories, rather than facts and pie-charts, that have the power to bring us together to change the world.

About the speakers

Alex Evans is  a Campaign Director at Avaaz, the global citizens’ movement, and a Senior Fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation.

Artsci Week

This event is one of four this week to explore the wonderful links between art and science.

On Friday 2 June, join video gamers Steve McNeil and Rob Sedgebeer for a fun night of debugging in WiFi Wars Debug IV: A new bug.

On Tuesday 6 June, join us for Cultures combined: Art and science, a discussion of Art-Science collaborations featuring Chiara Ambrosio.

On Monday 5 June, join Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson for We have no idea as they discuss how comics can help us understand what we don't know about the Universe.

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