Superior: The return of race science

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 30 May

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London
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  • The 'Why Aren't You A Doctor Yet?' team and Angela Saini

    Credit: Alex Lathbridge / Angela Saini

Price

Standard £16

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Concession £10

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Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Join 'Why Aren’t You A Doctor Yet?' in conversation with award-winning science writer Angela Saini, as she explores the concept of race, both past and present in her new book - Superior. We'll be dissecting the political roots of race, why scientists can’t seem to look beyond it, and the dark and dangerous ways in which scientific racism still exists today.

This event will be hosted by Alex Lathbridge, Oz Ismail, Suhail Patel and Hana Ayoob for the hit science and tech podcast ‘Why Aren’t You A Doctor Yet?’.

Please note

This event is aimed at adults and may include strong language. It is therefore recommended for those aged 16 and above.

About the speaker

Angela Saini is an independent British science journalist and author of two acclaimed books. She presents science programmes on BBC Radio and her writing has appeared in the Guardian, The Times, Prospect, New Scientist, Wallpaper, Vogue, Marie Claire, Science, New Humanist, Wired, Stylist and the Economist among others. She has won a number of national and international journalism awards.

Her most recent book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong - and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story, was published in 2017 by Harper Collins and Beacon Press. Her first book, Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World, was published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2011, and became a bestseller in India.

Timing

The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm.

Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

Accessibility

The theatre is on the first floor and there is step-free access from the street via lift.

The closest underground station is Green Park, which is step-free.

There is space at floor level in the theatre for wheelchair users.

Seating is usually unreserved for our events. If you and your group require seating reservations, please do let us know by email and we’ll be more than happy to help. Email: events@ri.ac.uk.

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Our theatre is equipped with an Audio Induction Loop.  

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