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x-change speakers - day 1

We have an amazing show for you! Everything from robots to dinosaurs, with some brief musical interludes...

Helen Arney 

Comedienne, singer and mega geek, Helen will be entertaining us with some comedy science songs on her trusty ukelele. You can also catch Helen on Monday night at the Festival of the Spoken Nerd. 

Aubrey De Grey

Is ageing a disease which can one day be cure? And is that day closer than we think? Learn about his research into regenerative therapies and the modern day quest for eternal youth!

Hugh Hunt

Dr Hugh Hunt is an expert on boomerangs! But he also knows a thing or two about geoengineering. Discover more about the viable technologies being developed to control the climate.

Michael Sweet

Darwin Award winner Michael Sweet explores the threat to our coral reefs from micro-organisms. Come and see some corals and learn more about this amazing habitat.

Nick Hawes

Nick is an expert in AI research - the development of artifical intelligence to create robots that learn and adapt to work alongside our society. A unique chance to meet one of the robots!

Phil Manning

Dinosaurs, monsters, and myths! Our understanding of dinosaurs is evolving all the time. But can we ever really be sure what they looked like? Dr Phil manning may have a surprise in store for us...

Matt Parker

The "Number Ninja" will be here to amaze and entertain us with some mathematical wizardry! "I do mathematics and stand up. Sometimes simultaneously!" Matt will also be performing with Helen at the Festival of the Spoken Nerd.

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