This event happened in the past (2017 edition)

Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies

This is an event from the 2017 edition

Tickets: £3

Just like you, Dr Michael Brooks and Rick Edwards have watched movies and been sucked into those fictional worlds. Unlike you, they’ve written an amusing book exploring and unpicking these much-loved stories, revealing the science within.

Based on their award-winning podcast, this popular (hopefully) science (definitely) book dedicates each chapter to an iconic movie, and seeks to answer the key questions arising from it. From Jurassic Park (could we ever bring back extinct species?) to The Matrix (is it possible we’re living in a computer simulation?), they take a wild ride through modern astrophysics, biology, neuroscience, behavioural science, technology, and lots of other -ologies.

The informative, hilarious book is highly illustrated and is an essential gift for your inner geek (or least one you know).

Tuesday 24 October
Venue: Waterstones Castle Street
Cost: £3
Age: 14+
Book: & in-store