5 speakers 15 minutes each

Robbert Dijkgraaf

Robbert Dijkgraaf is a mathematical physicist who specialises in string theory and is director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study. A distinguished public policy adviser and passionate advocate for science and the arts, he is also the co-chair of the InterAcademy Council, a global alliance of science academics.

Robbert Dijkgraaf

on the Future of Useless Knowledge

Geoffrey West

Geoffrey West is one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world, renowned for applying theoretical physics to the field of biology with extraordinary results. He has found comparative scales and models that consider why we require 8hrs sleep yet Elephants only 4 hours; why we have a finite life span, and companies do […]

Geoffrey West

on the Future of Cities

Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think tank Demos, where he specialises in online social movements and the impact of technology on society. He is the author of The Dark Net and Orwell Versus the Terrorists. He lives in London.

Jamie Bartlett

on the Future of the Radical Fringe

"A super hot ticket. The 5x15 series has a bonkers but rather brilliant line-up... From the secrets of literary giants to Judaism, sex, homelessness, quadratic equations, ageing, accolades and politics, you couldn’t really wring more from a Monday, could you?"

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Timandra Harkness

Timandra Harkness is a science writer, broadcaster and comedian, who has been writing and performing on scientific, mathematical and statistical topics since the latter days of the 20th Century. Her book BIG DATA: DOES SIZE MATTER? was published by Bloomsbury in 2016. Timandra is a regular on BBC Radio 4, writing and presenting BBC Radio […]

Timandra Harkness

on the Future of Big Data

"A super hot ticket. The 5x15 series has a bonkers but rather brilliant line-up... From the secrets of literary giants to Judaism, sex, homelessness, quadratic equations, ageing, accolades and politics, you couldn’t really wring more from a Monday, could you?"

Kultureflash