Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Recommend speakers

Can anyone recommend really good science speakers - preferably with great powerpoints and even some interactive stuff? UK based. It's for CFI events.

9 comments:

Ken said...

Jack Cohen is a great speaker. A quotation from a book he co-authored:
"Science is the best defense against believing what we want to".

Stephen Law said...

Invitation sent, Ken.

David said...

Ben Goldacre is pretty good, apparently.

And cheap. :-)

Nick said...

Simon Singh is an entertaining and knowledgeable speaker on scientific matters.

http://www.simonsingh.net/

jeremy said...

Completely off topic, but: Did the pain from your two broken clavicles eventually subside, Stephen? Sorry, forgot to ask earlier :)

Stephen Law said...

Still hurts a bit, especially at night. The left is setting, though rather wonky. The right one is not broken but permanantly dislocated. But that shouldn't be a problem I am told (though it sticks up a bit, thus marring my otherwise flawless beauty)

Jackie said...

Permanantly dislocated?! They can't put your clavicle back in place? I never heard of a permanent dislocation before.

To commemorate your wreck (or completely by accident), I took my own little spill Friday. Fortunately, I broke the fall for my road bike, and it came away with nother more than the seat and breaks out of place. As for me, I sprained my knee, possibly taring ligaments, and scraped the skin of my knee, shoulder, wrist and forearms. I wasn't doing anything exciting, impressive or noteworthy, but the incident did convince my to get the perscription on my glasses updated.

Dr Tim said...

I'd reccommend Ben Goldacre as well!

Stephen Law said...

Goldacre has said yes....