UCLan’s Cat Tennick and Sarita Robinson will be performing their first stand-up comedy gig in Manchester on Thursday as part of Nexus’s new exhibition.
Along with other new researchers they will slice and dice comedy with neuroscience, sociology and many more moving parts.
Dr Sarita Robinson, who is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology, said: “We are both excite to be taking part and communicating our research to adiverse audience. The routines are full of the funny side of two quite grim research areas (the psychology of survival and forensic science – knife wounds!). It will be good to explain the research that we do to an interested but non-academic audience.
Other guests include Lisa Heaney, Chella Quint, Robert Ludlow, Dave Calvey and the music of Gideon Conn, who have been braught together by Steve Cross, comedy guru and the founder of the very first Bright Club in London.
Nexus Art Café
2 Dale St,
Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8pm-10.15pm.
Entrance is £4, on the door.
The 10th annual Darwin Day Celebration Lecture will be given by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore discussing the topic of Adolescence: A Sensitive Period for Social Brain Development.
Sarah-Jayne is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University College London. She studies social cognition and decision-making in the adolescent brain.
Darwin Day is a worldwide celebration of science, held on the birthday of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin who was born in 1809.
UCLan hosts annual lectures by distinguished academics in the 450 seat Darwin Lecture Theatre. The building was named in honor of Darwin’s contribution to our understanding of humanity and place in the Universe.
The event is being presented by The School of Psychology and will be held in the Darwin Lecture Theatre from 7-9pm on 12 Feb 2015.
You can book your free ticket here and doors open from 6pm where demonstrations will be taking place at the UCLan and Ri Young Scientist Centre. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01772) 893424.