2016 BAHFest London Keynote from Jen Gupta
3rd Annual BAHFest London
BAHFest is a celebration of well-argued and thoroughly researched but completely incorrect scientific theory. Our brave speakers present their bad theories in front of a live audience and a panel of judges with real science credentials, who together determine who takes home the coveted BAHFest trophy. And eternal glory, of course.
Date: March 17, 2018
Location: Imperial College
Price: Student: £12 + £1.15 fee, Non-student: £22 + £1.70 fee
Judges and Speakers
Matt Parker, known as the Stand-Up Mathematician, is a former maths teacher who now works both as a stand-up comedian and a maths communicator. He appears regularly on TV and online: he presents on the Discovery Channel and his YouTube videos have been viewed over 50 million times.
Matt has toured both as part of the comedy group Festival of the Spoken Nerd and with Brian Cox, bringing mathematical rigour to Brian’s hand-wavy physics and becoming the first person to use an overhead projector on-stage at the Hammersmith Apollo since Pink Floyd.
Matt is also the Public Engagement in Maths Fellow at Queen Mary University of London and in his spare time wrote the book Things to Make And Do in the Fourth Dimension (Penguin, 2014).
Lindsey Fitzharris is author of The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine. She received her doctorate in the history of science, medicine and technology at the University of Oxford, and was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Wellcome Institute. She is the writer and presenter of the YouTube series Under the Knife, and creator of the popular blog The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice. She is a purveyor of gruesome artefacts on Instagram (@DrLindseyFitzharris), Twitter (@DrLindseyFitz), Facebook (@DrLindseyFitzharris), and YouTube (@UnderTheKnife), and is a member of The Order of the Good Death.
Sydney Padua is a cartoonist and visual effects artist. Her cult webcomic The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is now a bestselling graphic novel and won the 2105 BSHM Neumann Prize for the history of mathematics.