City Books presents Robin Ince: The Importance of Being Interested
Comedian, writer, and presenter Robin Ince talks about his new book The Importance of Being Interested. Robin is best known for his award winning stand-up comedy and is the joint host of ‘The Infinite Monkey Cage’ with Brian Cox.
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.
“A delightful and scintillating hymn to science” ~ Carlo Rovelli
First edition copies of the book will be on sale at discount, signed by the author.
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Sunday 31st October 2021 - Starts 19:30PM
TICKET PRICE: £10