2010 Ig Nobel Tour of the U.K.
VIDEO: Watch the entire 2009 event at Imperial College London. Imperial College always hosts the most elaborate show of the entire UK tour.
The 2010 tour will be part of National Science & Engineering Week, March 12-21, 2010. This will be the eighth annual tour. twitter: #IGUKTOUR

Sponsored by the British Science Association, Improbable Research, and the individual host institutions.

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Previous tours: 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

For most shows, blocks of tickets are available for schools.
March 10, 2010, Wednesday, 7:30 pm. London. Pre-tour tweetup at the Royal Festival Hall bar at Southbank Centre. Join us for an informal tweetup in London the night before the tour starts. #IGUKTOUR
March 11, 2010, Thursday, 7:00 pm. Oxford. University of Oxford. Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, on Parks Road at the corner with Keble Road. (Click here for map.). Booking: https://www.ox.compsoc.net/ignobel/ Contact: ignobel@oxlug.org Time: 7pm - 8.45pm (doors open 6.30pm) Elena Bodnar, David Sims, Chris McManus, Dan Meyer. Facebook page for this event.
March 13, 2010, Saturday, 6:00 pm. Dundee. University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building lecture theatres. (Click here for a map.) Tickets: Tickets are free, available from the University's Online Store. Aberdeen and Thurso. There will also be live screenings in Aberdeen and Glasgow Elena Bodnar, Dan Meyer, Maureen MacGlashan, Charles Paxton, Steve Farrar. A preview, and another preview, and a sort of commemorative poem.
March 15, 2010, Monday. 6:00 pm. Portsmouth. University of Portsmouth. Portsmouth Business School. Portsmouth Business School, Richmond Building, Portsmouth PO1 3DE. (Click here for a map and directions.) Tickets: To reserve tickets (free, but seating is limited), contact Maricar Jagger, events AT port.ac.uk, 023 9284 3757. Elena Bodnar, Matija Strlic, Fiona Barclay, Alan Collins, Dan Meyer. (Bonus: Tim Collinson's research limerick.) A preview. A spectator's report by Angelina Souren.
March 17, 2010, Wednesday, 2:30 pm. Unilever R&D Port Sunlight, Bebington. (Special performance - invitation by invitation only.) Elena Bodnar, Dan Meyer, John Hoyland.
March 18, 2010, Thursday, 6:00 pm London. Imperial College. Great Hall, Level 2, Sherfield Building, South Kensington campus. (Click here for a map.) Tickets: This event is now fully booked. (But... It's possible that there will be a few no-shows, in which case a very few tickets will become available at the last minute - if you want to take your chances on that, come to the venue 15 minutes before show time.) Elena Bodnar. Catherine Douglas, Erwin Kompanje, John Hoyland, Sarah Redmond & Dan Gillingwater, Maria Ferrante, Dan Meyer. Info: George Yeoghaki, g.yeorghaki@imperial.ac.uk A spectator's report by Ian Visits.
March 19, Friday, 5:00 pm. Hewlett Packard, Bristol. Long Down Avenue, Stoke Gifford, Bristol. Tickets: Please contact Lucy Feilan (lucy.feilen@hp.com). They are free. (Click here for directions.) Elena Bodnar. Gareth Jones, Erwin Kompanje, Dan Meyer.
What and who: 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. Marc Abrahams will review the past year's improbable research and Ig Nobel Prize winners. Several Ig winners (and/or colleagues) will try to explain what they did and why they did it, and will field questions. Many of the speakers are new to the tour. Some are returning after previous appearances, now armed with surprising new topics. Each show will include a unique combination of individuals. Here are some of the stars on the 2010 tour (others will be added to this list):

Press contacts: Ollie Christophers +44 (0)20 7019 4946 (Ollie.Christophers AT britishscienceassociation.org); or Marc Abrahams (+1) 617-491-4437 (marca AT improbable.com).