(This post not locked to London because I know at least a few of you might like the idea of coming to visit for the event)
What the actual scientists may be doing for their supper varies: at the last one I went to, Simon Singh did varied experiments incl. lighting a pickle, whereas Ben Goldacre just ranted into our upturned faces for 20 minutes about how fvcked the industry/science interface in the realm of pharmaceuticals is.
(also the comedy talent is top-notch too)
[Edit: here by kind permission is the click-saving details]
2. School For Gifted Children at the British Library on Tuesday 16 September. £7.50 for an adult, £5 for a concession / lying adult. Brain-savvy rantings and ramblings. Featuring: Josie Long, Gavin Osborn, Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh and Robin Ince.
Get tickets from the British Library.
3. Robin Ince’s 9 Carols at the Bloomsbury theatre on Friday 19 December. £20 for adults, £15 for students and their imposters. More Robin-themed shenanigans, but with added atheism and tinsel. Featuring: Richard Dawkins, Stewart Lee, Phill Jupitus, Mark Thomas (who might be bringing along his grandfather's travelling harmonium for a carol sing-a-long), Natalie Haynes, Chris Addison, Ben Goldacre, Christina Martin, Simon Singh, Josie Long, Tim Minchin, Darren Hayman, Robyn Hitchcock, Phil Harris, Gavin Osborn, Colin Watson (aka Waen Shepherd), Jo Neary and Martin White.
Get tickets from the theatre (you can now book online, huzzah I have grumbled and won)