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Jokes in science talk

26 June 2007

Dr Joe Cain (UCL Science & Technology Studies) will give a talk on silliness in science at 6pm on 5 July 2007.

'"You must be joking!" Pranks, Jokes and other Silliness in Science' will reveal the social functions behind scientific disciplines' inside jokes. Dr Cain will bridge the gap between science and comedy to tell the amusing story behind one of biology's most favourite practical jokes, the 'snouters'.

This talk is free, open to all and suitable for adults. It will be held in the Darwin Lecture Theatre, followed by a glass of wine at a private view in the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology.

To find out more about the UCL Grant Museum, use the link at the bottom of this article.