Join us for our first-ever virtual event, CURIOUS Live! Spread across three themed "stages" – Life, Death, and Creation, y'know, the small things – we've got a packed line-up of speakers with exceptional knowledge on some of the most CURIOUS questions in science. Expect laughs, wows, and the occasional ewww.
Taking place on October 21, 2023, this free festival of science will stream online so you can join in wherever you are, plus you can even win exclusive merch.
On the Life stage, an astrobiologist explains what life might look like on other planets, and how we might find it.
- How life is inspiring weird and wonderful robots
- Queer natural history
On the Death stage, you'll find out what actually happens in an autopsy (turns out, TV and cinema get a lot wrong).
- The ways plants can help us find dead bodies
- The complex decomposition ecosystem that recycles corpses
Find out from the experts how on Earth you go about building a new civilization on other planets.
- What it means when Artificial Intelligence passes the Turing Test
- How collisions between neutron stars both create and destroy
Plus, a special headline double-act starring a hugely popular medical historian and a world-famous caricaturist who will take us through the weirdest and worst cures humans have ever created to combat history’s deadliest diseases.
With three talks taking place on each Life, Death, and Creation stage, you’ll have access to some very weird science, inspiring experts, and a lot of laughs, all for free! Plus, all talks will be available to watch at your leisure after the event, so you don’t have to miss a thing.
Want to see the full festival set list? You can download it here.
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