7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 8 February
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For something that is so good for us, swearing gets a bad rap. Science writer Emma Byrne will explore the close connection between bad language and our emotions. She will shed light on the latest in the neuroscience and origins of swearing.
The event will be hosted by Katie Silver of the BBC.
Emma Byrne is an honest-to-goodness robot scientist who, when she’s not developing intelligent systems, writes for Forbes, the FT and Global Business Magazine. She also frequently appears on Sky News and the BBC talking about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics.
Katie Silver is a health and science journalist working with the BBC in London. Previously, she was I was a television producer with Sky UK and a television and radio producer/reporter with the ABC in Sydney, specialising in science and business. She has also worked as a reporter/producer with Sky News Business and with CNN in New York.
Copies of Emma's book, Swearing is Good For You, will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.
The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.
Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.
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