The Importance of Being Interested - Robin Ince

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Croft Hall Hungerford

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Robin Ince will be talking about his new book The Importance of Being Interested: Adventures in Scientific Curiosity.

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The co-creator and presenter of the BBC Radio 4 show The Infinite Monkey Cage, Robin Ince, will be talking about his new book The Importance of Being Interested: Adventures in Scientific Curiosity.

Comedian Robin Ince quickly abandoned science at school, bored by a fog of dull lessons and intimidated by the barrage of equations. But, twenty years later, he fell in love and he now presents one of the world's most popular science podcasts. Every year he meets hundreds of the world's greatest thinkers.

In this erudite and witty book, Robin reveals why scientific wonder isn't just for the professionals. Filled with interviews featuring astronauts, comedians, teachers, quantum physicists, neuroscientists and more - as well as charting Robin's own journey with science - The Importance of Being Interested explores why many wrongly think of the discipline as distant and difficult. From the glorious appeal of the stars above to why scientific curiosity can encourage much needed intellectual humility, this optimistic and profound book will leave you filled with a thirst for intellectual adventure.

Robin will be giving an illustrated talk in the Croft Hall, Hungerford on December 9th at 7:30pm followed by quetions from the audience and a booksigning. Tickets are £8 and include a glass of wine. Call 01488 683480 or visit www.hungerfordbookshop.co.uk

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The award-winning Hungerford Bookshop can be found in our beautiful listed building at the heart of our historic town. You won’t experience algorithms here. What we do offer is knowledge, personal recommendations, the chance to hear from the authors themselves and the joyful serendipity of discovering a title you never expected.

 

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