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Lunchtime Talk - Thing explainer: Complicated stuff in simple words

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The Royal Institution of Great Britain

21 Albemarle Street

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It's good to know what the parts of a thing are called, but it's much more interesting to know what they do. Richard Feynman once said that if you can't explain something to a first-year student, you don't really get it. In Thing Explainer, Xkcd comics creator Randall Munroe takes a quantum leap past this: he explains things using only drawings and a vocabulary of just our 1,000 (or the ten hundred) most common words.

Join us for a very special lunctime lecture to celebrate the paperback release of Thing Explainer, with the opportunity to purchase signed copies of the book after the talk.

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Discounted tickets are available to Members of the Ri. Find out more about how to join our community.

The doors will open at approximately 11:30am, with a prompt start at 12:00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk. Latecomers will be admitted at the back.

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