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Dr Hannah Fry: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine (H)

Dr Hannah Fry: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine

Mathematician, science communicator, television presenter, author and public speaker Dr Hannah Fry will take us on a tour of the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us.


Lifting the lid on their inner workings, and revealing their power - and limitations - she'll be asking: are they really an improvement on the humans they are replacing, and how do we remain human in the age of the machines?


To book tickets, please visit the ATOM Festival website.

Friday 22 Mar 201919:30 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

Prof Martill: Remarkable Fossils: From Egg Yolk to Dinosaur Dung (H)

Prof Martill: Remarkable Fossils: From Egg Yolk to Dinosaur Dung

A majority of fossils are the remains of hard parts or organisms, fossil wood, fossil bones and teeth, fossils shells. But sometimes the softer bits of plants and animals are preserved, and in remarkable detail.


This talk examines some of the more remarkable, and unlikely things that have been found in the fossil record from egg yolk, to dinosaur pooh, and much more in between.

This image shows a 100 million year old fish that choked to death on its breakfast - a smaller fish of the same species!


To book tickets, please visit the ATOM Festival website.

Saturday 23 Mar 201911:00 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

Dr Nick Walkden: CCFE-Fusion Power: the next STEP (H)

Dr Nick Walkden: CCFE-Fusion Power: the next STEP

At Culham, the world’s foremost fusion laboratory, efforts to bring fusion power onto the grid are accelerating. The UK Atomic Energy Authority is designing ‘STEP’ – a fusion power station based on compact reactors called spherical tokamaks. Find out how our work is pushing towards harnessing fusion, the heart of stars, to power our homes.


To book tickets, please visit the ATOM Festival website.

Saturday 23 Mar 201912:30 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

Dr Annette Fayet: The Mysterious Adventures of Puffins at Sea (H)

Dr Annette Fayet: The Mysterious Adventures of Puffins at Sea

Dr. Annette Fayet is passionate about seabirds and spends a few months each year living on remote islands in various parts of the world. Her research aims to understand where seabirds go and what they do when they are at sea, and why.


To book tickets, please visit the ATOM Festival website.

Saturday 23 Mar 201914:30 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

Speaker from AECOM: Construction Impossible (H)

Speaker from AECOM: Construction Impossible

How do you build a Proton Beam Therapy Centre 5 storeys underground and 8 metres away from the London Underground's Northern Line? A company based right here in Abingdon will explain the literally groundbreaking science, engineering and technology behind one of the UK’s most challenging scientific construction projects.


To book tickets, please visit the ATOM Festival website.

Saturday 23 Mar 201916:30 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs! with Dr Ben Garrod

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs! with Dr Ben Garrod

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs is the hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod. Get ready to go on an exciting pre-historic adventure as Ben talks you through the deadliest predators that ever roamed the planet.  Yes dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Allosaurus and Spinosaurus would have walked or swam right where you are now!


Pitting the knowledge of unwitting parents against their all-knowing kids, Dr Ben presents an interactive, educational and highly entertaining show using film footage from the BBC's 'Planet Dinosaur’.  So come and test your knowledge against Dr Ben in this hit live interactive show which is bigger and better than ever.


Watch the trailer here.


'I would highly recommend this show to anyone with a small person that loves dinosaurs!’ Families Online


'Who knew learning over Half Term would be so fun!' North East Family Fun


'It was a thoroughly enjoyable and captivating two hours and my son and his friend were completely hooked throughout and I would urge anyone to catch the show next time around.' Weston Mercury


Saturday 11 May 201915:00 Book Now (Amey Theatre)