2016 BAHFest London Keynote from Jen Gupta
2nd 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 25, 2017
Location: Imperial College
Judges and Speakers
Simon Singh is an ex-particle physicist, current science writer and future corpse. His books include Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book and The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets. He was born in Somerset, lives in London and will be cremated in Iceland.
Helen Keen is an award winning comedy writer and performer. She began her career by winning the first Channel 4 New Comedy Writing prize, and wrote material for various established tv and radio shows. Her credits include guest spots on R4’s Infinite Monkey Cage (and touring with the Uncaged Monkeys) and on R4’s Museum of Curiosity, being appointed the first Comedian in Residence at Newcastle University’s Centre for Life Science Village, compering the first ever live comedy night at CERN, Large Hadron Comedy, joining the Stargazing Live live roadshow as a comedian & history of space travel expert, appearing at Latitude, the Science Museum, the Royal Institution and appearing in the second TV series of The Alternative Comedy Experience (curated by Stewart Lee) on Comedy Central. Her first solo stand up show It Is Rocket Science launched 3 critically acclaimed series on BBC Radio 4 and won a slew of awards. Her first radio documentary, Finding Your Voice, about selective mutism, was nominated for a Mind Media Award and her new comedy series, Big Problems with Helen Keen, debuted in the 6:30pm slot on BBC Radio 4. In 2015 she was selected as a 2015 Wired Innovation Fellow. In 2016 her first book The Science of Game of Thrones was published in the US and UK
Tom is Dean of Imperial’s Faculty of Natural Sciences and Professor of sustainable Chemistry. He isn’t quite an Imperial College lifer, he studied at the University of Sussex, but he has been here for over 20 years. When he isn’t in his office or lab, he can be found walking on fire for charity just by the Queen’s Tower.