Saturday, 19 April 2014

The Simpsons And Their Mathematical Secrets (talk)

Another Eastbourne Festival event for today's blog post and one for which, as of Thursday evening, there were only twenty-two tickets left so don't hang about too long before booking!

The Simpsons And Their Mathematical Secrets is a talk by science journalist and TV producer +Simon Singh. He has written a book of the same title which delves into the subject as well. Simon is the author of Fermat's Last Theorem, which was a no 1 bestseller in Britain and translated into 22 languages. In 1999, he wrote The Code Book which was also an international bestseller and the basis for the Channel 4 series The Science of Secrecy. I haven't seen him speak live since the Uncaged Monkeys tour came to +Brighton Dome a few years ago, so I'm very much looking forward to this talk at Bibendum next week for that reason and also because it will be my first +Eastbourne Sceptics in the Pub event. I know I already missed several interesting evenings while we were travelling!

Some have seen philosophy embedded in episodes of The Simpsons; others have detected elements of psychology and religion. Simon Singh, bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem, The Code Book and The Big Bang, instead makes the compelling case that what The Simpsons' writers are most passionate about is mathematics.

The talk will be followed by a break and will then resume with a Question and Answer session. Please note, the talk will be held in an upstairs room with no lift access.

Bibendum, Thu 24th Apr, 19:30.
Tickets £3.30, available online through WeGotTickets.

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