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The Ig Nobels: A celebration of Science

"The Ig Nobel Prizes honour achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think.” The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honour the imaginative — and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology ( The awards are held each year at Harvard University and each award is presented by a Nobel laureate such is the esteem of this event. Over the past few years Marc Abrahams has brought an Ig Nobels tour to the UK in the spring. The tours highlights some of the key awards from the Ig Nobels’ back catalogue and provides a great opportunity to promote science to a wider audience. They last visited this university 8 years ago and we are delighted to welcome them back this March.

Details of their UK events and more information about the Ig Nobels can be found on their website (

The event is free but booking is essential.
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  • James

    Imaging brain activity in dead salmon was my favourite :)

    March 22, 2013

  • Liam

    Great fun. Thanks for advertising this on the meetup group. I would've missed it otherwise

    March 22, 2013

  • Liam

    Anyone fancy a drink after? I'd be interested to hear others' opinions on the ignobels

    March 19, 2013

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