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Ig Nobel Awards Tour Show 2013

Polite request - please let me know in your RSVP or comments whether you have tickets. People who have not booked tickets will be removed so that I and all members can get an accurate idea of who is coming. Thanks.

This event is now fully booked - please watch this space to see if members might have spare tickets or post a request if you want to come in case there are last minute drop-outs.


Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment:

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/graduateschool/events/ignobels

Ig Nobel Awards Tour Show 2013

If somehow you haven’t come across the Ig Nobels, then they are awarded each year for genuine scientific studies that “first make you laugh and then think”. Quite often, the topic is made even funnier by the pompous title granted to it in the formal write up.

Although the Ig Nobel awards were handed out at MIT late last year, they also travel around the globe putting on shows with various Ig Nobel award winners explaining what on earth motivated their study into the seemingly bizarre topic they were honoured for.

This year they return once again to Imperial College in Kensington on Friday 15th March 2011 at 6pm.

This year’s show features:

  • Marc Abrahams (host)
  • Ian Day
  • Ray Goldstein (calculating the balance of forces that shape and move the hair in a human ponytail)
  • James Harkin (QI elf)
  • Volker Sommers
  • Richard Stephens (confirming the widely held belief that swearing relieves pain)
  • Buck and Arlene Weimer (airtight underwear with a replaceable charcoal filter that removes bad-smelling gases before they escape)

Also featuring a special appearance by Sid Rodrigues, who will sit on the stage, motionless, doing nothing for 90 minutes.

Booking

To reserve up to two free tickets – go here and type the necessary into some little boxes.

Cost

The event is free to attend and open to all.

Geek Chic costs: Your first two events with Geek Chic are free to attend. Thereafter, membership is £15 a year. You can pay by Paypal (on the left here) or pay your Host in cash at any Meetup.

Meeting up

We'll meet at the foyer of the Great Hall at 5.30pm but will take our seats at 5.45pm. Click this link to download a campus map so you can easily find the Sherfield Building.

www3.imperial.ac.uk/pls/portallive/docs/1/7286551.PDF

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  • A former member
    A former member

    For anyone who missed this, or wants to see it again, it's at the IET on April 4th and there's a live webcast. http://www.improbable.com for details. Mostly different speakers and there's paper airplanes this time but Sid Rodriguez is still doing his sitting motionless thing.

    April 3, 2013

  • Sabrina

    Hi would love to come but seems to be fully booked now. Would be very grateful if anyone has a spare ticket!

    March 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tickets still available, but you would need to collect from North London or I can post them tomorrow. Thanks.

      March 12, 2013

    • Sabrina

      Apologies for not replying sooner! I had a work event come up :( Thanks very much though ladies

      March 15, 2013

  • Raju M.

    I have a spare ticket. Anyone interested please contact me.

    March 14, 2013

    • Raju M.

      If you need to contact me my email address is [masked]

      March 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Apologies cannot make it, stuck at work

      March 15, 2013

  • Caroline

    Hi! I'm here in the foyer, where are you?

    March 15, 2013

  • Leroy

    Hello, I too have a spare ticket. Let me know if you want it and I'll pass it to you on the day

    March 14, 2013

    • Leroy

      Yep still got it so its yours. Come find me before the event. I will be there from like 5:15/5:30

      March 15, 2013

    • Leroy

      Hi tibo I'm at the venue by the ticketing desk. I'm in a grey coat and glasses

      March 15, 2013

  • David O.

    Ugh...I wish i'd have found this group earlier:( I'd love to go to this...hopefully I won't miss any more

    March 15, 2013

  • Jobeda A.

    Hi everyone, I'll meet you at the venue at 5.30pm. You can call or text me on[masked] before 5.45pm and we'll be inside after that. If we miss you, please meet in the foyer again at 8pm when I'm sure some people will be heading to a local pub.

    March 14, 2013

  • Jobeda A.

    Sabrina, Mary, Dara - I also now have a spare ticket - can you please complete your comment threads if you have already acquired any of the tickets offered so we can keep track. I will text Dara now as he's the only one who's provided a number, otherwise you can text me on[masked] if you still need a ticket. Thanks, Jobeda

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi Judith , would be nice to have your tickets. please call me[masked]

    March 13, 2013

  • Anna

    have ticket

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello. Booked for this ages ago, now cannot make it and have a pair of tickets. I can hand them over tomorrow only (Tues) around Oxford circus at around 2000 hrs. Pls email if interested.

    March 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No I didn't get them in the end Anne. Contact Judith as she may still have them.

      March 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sam also has an extra ticket. See message feed.

      March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all: would love to come of there are any spare tickets? otherwise, is there a plan to meet after for a drink for those who miss the show/

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be in Devon

    March 9, 2013

  • Perihan

    huh I am the extra person Nick is bringing :-)

    March 9, 2013

  • Claire

    I have tickets, and will be bringing my brother along.

    March 9, 2013

  • Gogo Y.

    I have a ticket

    March 7, 2013

  • Gogo Y.

    I have a ticket

    March 7, 2013

  • O

    Hi Michelle, would you happen to still have tickets? If so, would be great if I can arrange to collect from you.

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have tickets but no longer able to come, if someone wants them and works nr canary wharf, happy to pass them on.

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have the tickets

    February 27, 2013

  • Rakhee

    Got tickets in the post:) where are we meeting? And where are the drinks after please? Thanks

    February 27, 2013

  • Rakhee

    Booked waiting for tickets in the post

    February 26, 2013

  • rianhughes

    Booked!

    February 25, 2013

  • Chi

    Booked!

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've booked for ig

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Booked :)

    February 24, 2013

  • Jobeda A.

    Ah, you guys are awesome :-)

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Booked!

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have my tickets.

    February 24, 2013

  • Simon K

    Me booked too.

    February 24, 2013

  • Nik

    Booked

    February 24, 2013

  • Caroline

    Hi! I have booked my ticket and am expecting it to arrive in the post shortly.

    February 24, 2013

  • Leroy

    Booked!

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have ticket.

    February 24, 2013

  • Jobeda A.

    Polite request - please let me know in your RSVP or comments whether you have tickets. People who have not booked tickets will be removed so that I and all members can get an accurate idea of who is coming. Thanks.

    February 23, 2013

  • Penny C.

    Sounds great!

    February 16, 2013

  • Caroline

    Booked!

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to Imperial College London

    February 1, 2013

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