Why We Die

With Simon Watt

Death might not be certain, though taxes probably are. In this lecture, featuring immortal jelly fish, the world’s slowest bacteria and the cast of Alice Through the Looking Glass, Simon Watt delves into the surprising science behind why we die, and what the alternatives might be. Come satisfy your morbid curiosity.

Simon Watt is a biologist, writer, science communicator, comedian and TV presenter. He runs Ready Steady Science, a science communication company committed to making information interesting and takes science based performances into schools, museums, theatres and festivals. He is the co-creator and host of the new science panel show podcast, Level Up Human. He is also a regular contributor to TV, radio and web and is perhaps best known as a presenter on the BAFTA winning documentary series Inside Nature’s Giants and the Channel 4 special The Elephant: Life After Death.

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Tuesday 22 October
5pm–6pm
Venue: The Forum, Auditorium
Cost: £6
Age: 12+

Tickets will go off sale at 7pm the night before the event. For events at The Forum and Sir Isaac Newton, any remaining tickets will be available for sale on the day of the event at our ticket desk in the Atrium. For events at other venues, remaining tickets will be available to purchase, cash only, on the door 30 mins before the start time.

One ticket required per person.