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Professor Jim Al-Khalili brings BBC Radio 4’s science interview programme back to Sage Gateshead. He’ll be joined by Stephen Reicher, Wardlaw Professor in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at St Andrews University, to discuss the way we behave in crowds and the relevance of his research to current social issues such as immigration and nationalism. He is the co-author of Mad Mobs and Englishmen? Myths and Realities of the 2011 Riots and The New Psychology of Leadership: identity, influence, and power.
Jim Al-Khalili is Professor of Physics at the University of Surrey and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Life Scientific and TV documentaries including Gravity and Me: The Force that Shapes Our Lives and The Beginning and End of the Universe. His books include Paradox: the Nine Greatest Enigmas in Science, Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Quantum: a Guide for the Perplexed and he’s edited What’s Next? What Science Can Tell Us About Our Future.
For your information…
- Phase one tickets will be available from 12noon on Monday 5 February, with phase two tickets available from 12noon on Monday 19 February.
- Tickets are strictly limited to four per person.
- To guarantee your ticket book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.
- Please take your seats 10 minutes prior to the event start time otherwise you may lose your place.
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