2006 Ig Nobel Tour of the UK

2006 Ig Nobel Tour of the UK

March 10-17, 2006

for National Science Week

co-sponsored by the British Association for the Advancement of Science and by The Guardian.

March 10, 2006, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Oxford University. Martin Woods Theatre, part of the Physics Department (adjacent to the Clarendon Laboratory on Parks Road at the corner with Keble Road). Tickets are free and you can turn up on the night, but to guarantee a seat you MUST book in advance. Information on how to request a reservation will be posted here soon.
March 12, Sunday Edinburgh. National Museums of Scotland, Chambers Street. Free, but seating is limited so please try to arrive early.
March 13, Monday, 7:00 p.m. North St. Andrews. Lower College Hall. Free, and you can turn up on the night, but to guarantee a seat you MUST book in advance: Please email (cgp2 AT st-andrews.ac.uk). Specify (A) your name and (B) how many tickets (2 maximum).
March 15, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. CCLRC Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, Cheshire. Keckwick Lane. Tickets are free, but please book in advance on 01925 603488 or email (j.prince AT cclrc.ac.uk). This event will also be webcast live (details to be announced).
March 16, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Guardian Newsroom Archive & Visitor Centre, London. 60 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3GA. Tickets are free and you can turn up on the night, but to guarantee a seat you MUST book in advance: Please email (LondonIgNobel AT gmail.com). Specify (A) your name and (B) how many tickets (2 maximum).
March 17, 2006, Friday. London. We hope to have a second event in London, as the Thursday night event is likely to be extremely overbooked. If your institution would like to host it, please email (marca AT improbable.com).
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The shows feature Marc Abrahams, organizer of the Ig Nobel Prizes, together with a gaggle of Ig Nobel Prize winners
and other great scientists, musicians, and other thinkers. Includes the
Great Intelligence Debate — each debater explains why he or she is the
smartest person in Britain. Some events will include a performance of
the mini-opera The Count of Infinity.