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Who'll Stop The Apocalypse?

***SOLD OUT***

Looks like another interesting event from the Dana Centre as part of their climate change programme.

It will take place in the Dana Centre Cafe from 7pm.  I will be there from 6.30 at will grab a table/seats for us.  I'll also distribute my contact details a little closer to the time.

"From rising sea levels to food riots, human civilisation faces major challenges. What are the biggest threats to humanity as we know it? And who are the scientists we can turn to when a crisis hits?

During an entertaining evening at the Dana Centre, you'll meet experts who are working on ways to tackle the biggest problems facing our society and environment.

To keep the experts on their toes we've added an element of competition. Throughout the evening you will judge their powers of persuasion. At the end of the night we'll tally your votes and find out who'll stop the apocalypse!

To help you decide, we will be using a 'speed geeking' format for the event. It's like speed dating, with small groups of audience members meeting each expert. You will have four minutes with each expert to hear their ideas and ask them probing questions about their field."

This event is free however, you do need to book your space.  Please do this by emailing: [masked] or by calling[masked] 4040.

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  • Liam

    From resourse shortfalls to gamma ray bursters (nasty, very nasty) 9 experts had a very short (too short!) chance to interest us in their work and answer our questions. For the record, the winning expert was Mathew Page with his Gamma Ray Burster, and the winning apocalypse was Disease Outbreak - namely, flu, which not only would kill the four horsemen of the apocalypse, it would also kill their horses... We also got to hold a meteorite, which you don't get to do everyday. (unless you're Matthew Genge, perhaps...)

    July 11, 2013

    • Leila

      Thank you so much Liam for hosting!

      July 15, 2013

  • Danny (.

    I was Infected and couldn't change rsvp, sos....

    July 11, 2013

  • Sarah

    Running a bit late, save me a seat!

    July 10, 2013

    • Liam

      This, then, is a disadvantage of not having a smart phone! Glad you found a table to be part of, and hope food was successfully hunted down!

      July 10, 2013

    • Sarah

      Yep, all's well that ends well (gamma rays notwithstanding...)

      July 11, 2013

  • Andrew Xerxes M.

    Interesting evening, although could have done with fewer experts and more time... Apologies for entirely failing to meet the rest of the group: I got chatting to a guy on his own before anybody else arrived and it seemed rude to leave him after it started!

    July 11, 2013

  • Andrew Xerxes M.

    Ah, communication breakdown I think, I replied to one of your emails sent through meetup, but guess you're not monitoring that address! Looks like all spots gone now, never mind!

    July 9, 2013

    • Leila

      Nope. Your space is still available. It's my name so just tell them that on the door! Lx

      July 9, 2013

    • Andrew Xerxes M.

      Ah ok, thanks Leila!

      July 9, 2013

  • Andrew Xerxes M.

    Hi Leila,
    I presume your offer of a ticket for me from a few days ago still stands? Do you need to email me some details? Didn't get anything through from you I don't think!

    July 9, 2013

  • Leila

    Sorry for the mistake in the email. This is happening tomorrow - Wednesday 10th

    July 9, 2013

  • Liam

    Look for me in a PABC T-shirt... should be there from 6.30. If we get split into groups, we'll try and re-gather post event, in case anyone wants to go down the pub after and try to save the world...

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was able to get a ticket for this via the waiting list.
    Does anyone have any idea who the speakers are?

    July 8, 2013

  • terence f.

    sadly I have no ticket. do send me a summary. How will we stop the sun becoming a read dwarf? should we care?

    July 4, 2013

  • Leila

    Hi Everyone, unfortunately I can no longer attend the event as I have to go to Manchester on Wednesday. Liam will now be your host for the night. If you are not coming along, please do update your RSVP so he knows who to expect on the night.
    Still no word on the waiting list but I will post as soon as I hear.
    Thanks
    Leila

    July 4, 2013

  • Leila

    Right guys. I have tried my best but I cannot get any tickets to this as it is apparently already over capacity. I have, however, asked for spaces on the waiting list so if there are any cancellations I will let you know. It is also possible to swing by on the day just in case there are any no shows but a place is not guaranteed this way.

    July 3, 2013

  • Andy R.

    Bugger, this one was fully booked when I tried to get a ticket

    June 27, 2013

    • Leila

      I have a spare ticket if you want it?

      June 27, 2013

    • Andy R.

      I've now put myself for an RSA event on the same day so I'll go to that to make things easier

      June 27, 2013

  • Andrew Xerxes M.

    I carelessly didn't book, so if anybody has a spare, let me know! Otherwise I'll have to pass...

    June 27, 2013

  • Danny (.

    Have booked and Will go, if my Plus1 cancels
    I will let you know straight away, DD.

    June 27, 2013

  • Liam

    Looks like I forgot I was going to confirm later... :( If a ticket turns up, I'll be there.

    June 27, 2013

  • Leila

    Hi Guys,
    As the event is now fully booked, please can you let me know if you have or have not got a ticket and if you definitely can go. Once I have your numbers, I will call the Dana Centre to see if they can allow us in.
    Thanks
    Leila

    June 27, 2013

  • Lucy B.

    This looks really interesting. Will definitely try and make it.

    June 14, 2013

  • Liam

    I may have to reconfirm closer, but yes, should be on for giving the experts a grilling!

    June 13, 2013

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