Hosted by the Centre for the Study of Science and Imagination, Department of English, University of Westminster.

Organiser: Professor Martin Willis ([email protected])

Friday 6 December 2013, 6.30-8pm (The Boardroom)

Staging Historical and Contemporary Science: A Roundtable

  • Jim Al-Khalili (Physicist, Science Communicator and Broadcaster)
  • Tim Boon (Head of Research, Science Museum)
  • Imran Khan (Chief Executive, British Science Association)
  • Katrina Nilsson (Head of Contemporary Science, Science Museum)
  • Jonathan Renouf (Executive Producer, BBC Science Unit)

Drinks from 6pm.

Saturday December 7, 2013, 9.00-6.00pm (The Boardroom)

Staging Science Colloquium

9-9.30am: Setting the Stage: Science and Imagination (Martin Willis)
9.30-10.15am: Iwan Morus (Aberystwyth)
10.45-11.30am: Daniel Brown (Southampton)
11.30am-12.15pm: Robert Kargon (Johns Hopkins)
1.15-2pm: Jeremy Brooker (Independent Researcher)
2-2.45pm: Tiffany Watt-Smith (Queen Mary)
3.15 -4pm: Kirsten Shepherd-Barr (Oxford)
4.30-5.15pm: Jean-Baptiste Gouyon (Science Museum, London)
5.15-6pm: Bernard Lightman (Respondent) (York, Canada)

6-7pm: Drinks Reception and Book Launch for Jeremy Brooker’s Temple of Minerva (Regent Street Building Foyer).

Followed by a Performance of the Pepper’s Ghost Illusion with Charles Dickens’s ‘The Haunted Man’

Produced, directed and performed by Richard Hand and Geraint D’Arcy (University of South Wales).

There will be two performances of the Pepper’s Ghost Illusion – 7-7.30pm and 7.45-8.15pm (The Old Cinema)

Attending the events

Places for all the events that make up Staging Science are limited. Please apply early for each event. In your email please make clear which event or events you wish to attend.

To reserve a place at the Roundtable (Friday evening) please contact Rebecca Spear on [email protected].

To reserve a place at the colloquium (Saturday day), which comes with an invitation to the Pepper’s Ghost performance (Saturday evening), please contact Rebecca Spear on [email protected].

Please do advise Rebecca if you wish to come to the colloquium but are not able to attend the evening performance.

To inquire about a place at the Pepper’s Ghost Illusion performance only, please contact Professor Martin Willis on [email protected].