2014 Ig Nobel Tour of the UK
|VIDEO: Watch the 2013 show at IET and the 2012 show at Imperial College London.|
The 2014 tour will span March 14-April 2, 2014. It’s all about research that makes people laugh, then think. This will be the eleventh annual tour, in conjunction with National Science & Engineering Week. twitter: #IgNobel #Sciweek
|March 14, 2014, Friday, 6:00 pm||LONDON — Imperial College. Great Hall, Level 2, Sherfield Building, South Kensington campus. [map.] [BOOK TICKETS].||Featuring: Marc Abrahams / Mason Porter (Bipolar patients as oscillators) / Sue Gibson and The QI Elves (performing Dramatic Improbable Readings from bizarre, genuine research reports) / Andrew George reciting the entire works of the bad poet McGonagall, or a portion thereof / Ig Nobel Prize winner Kees Moeliker (homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck, and additional research TBA) / Daniel Gillingwater and Sarah Redmond (and Kees Moeliker) in the world premiere of “The Homosexual Necrophiliac Duck Opera“.
|March 17, 2014, Monday, 7:00 pm.||COVENTRY — University of Warwick, Zeeman Building, room MS.02. [BOOK TICKETS]
|March 18, 2014, Tuesday, 7:00 pm.||LONDON — Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square. [BOOK TICKETS]
||Marc Abrahams and a gaggle of celebrated persons performing Dramatic Improbable Readings from bizarre, genuine research reports. Details TBA.
|March 20, 2014, Thursday, 7:00 pm||LEEDS — University of Leeds, Conference Auditorium. [BOOK TICKETS]||Featuring: Marc Abrahams / David Schultz (Does it rain more on weekends?) / PLUS a gaggle of celebrated persons performing Dramatic Improbable Readings from bizarre, genuine research reports.
|March 24-27, 2014||NOTE: SCANDINAVIA — The Ig Nobel Tour of Scandinavia happens March 24-27, with shows in Aarhus, Copenhagen, and Stockholm. For details see the complete Improbable Events Schedule.
|April 2, 2014, Wednesday, 6:00 pm.||PORTSMOUTH — University of Portsmouth, Richmond Building, Portland Street. [This event is booked full. BUT it's likely a few seats will become available on the night. You can GET ON THE WAITING LIST]||Marc Abrahams / Ig Nobel Prize winner Ilja van Beest (roller coaster rides as a treatment for asthma) / Ig Nobel Prize winner Richard Stephens (swearing as a response to pain) / Alex Ford (Prozac and the happiness of clams).
|Additional events TO BE ANNOUNCED|
The shows feature Marc Abrahams, organizer of the Ig Nobel Prizes, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, and Guardian columnist, together with a gaggle of Ig Nobel Prize winners and other improbable researchers.
The tour also celebrates publication of the new book This Is Improbable Too.
The Imperial College London show will include the world premiere performance of “The Homosexual Necrophiliac Duck Opera” by Daniel Gillingwater, with a cameo appearance by Kees Moeliker, the Ig Nobel Prize-winning discoverer of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck.
The Dramatic-Improbable-Readings feature an entire gang of all-star performers. The performers each do dramatic, two-minute readings from bizarre, genuine studies collected by the Annals of Improbable Research. Each performer will be unfamiliar with the study she or he is reading aloud, aside from skimming through it immediately before the show begins. The performers will also entertain entertaining questions from the audience.