AIVC Event – Skeptics in the Pub :”Rebel Cell – A New View of Cancer”

Skeptics in the pub are going online! Come and join other Basingstoke Science Cafe members listening to this online talk on “REBEL CELL – A New View of Cancer” delivered by Dr Kat Arney.

Live event link: https://www.twitch.tv/sitp

ABOUT THE TALK
Many of us think of cancer as a contemporary killer, a disease of our own making caused by our modern lifestyles. But that’s not true. Although it might be rare in many species, cancer is the enemy lurking within almost every living creature.
Cancer has always been with us. It killed our hominid ancestors, the mammals they evolved from and the dinosaurs that trampled the ground before that. Why? Because cancer is a bug in the system of life. We get cancer because we can’t not get it. Geneticist and science writer Dr Kat Arney takes us to the dawn of life on planet earth right up to the present day to get to the heart of what cancer really is and how by better understanding its evolutionary journey we might one day overcome it.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr Kat Arney is an award-winning science writer, broadcaster and public speaker. She is the author of How to Code a Human and the critically acclaimed Herding Hemingway’s Cats: Understanding how our genes work. Kat has spent more than 15 years working in science journalism and communication and was a key part of the science communications team at Cancer Research UK for more than a decade, co-founding the charity’s award-winning Science Blog, and acting as a principal national and international media spokesperson.

Kat also presents the popular Genetics Unzipped podcast for The Genetics Society and has fronted several BBC Radio 4 science documentaries including the recent series Ingenious, looking at the stories behind our genes.

Kat’s book is out on 6th August in UK and 29th September in the US. Read more about it here https://www.rebelcellbook.com/ and find a link to buy it online here https://www.rebelcellbook.com/buy-rebel-cell

AIVC ZOOM CHAT ….
Join the Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe Zoom Meeting for a remote drink and chat online about the talk from 7.00pm:

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Meeting ID: 804 863 6762

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NEW TO SKEPTICS IN THE PUB OR TWITCH OR BOTH?
We anticipate that Twitch or SitP may be new for some of you so we will have *early doors at 6:45* to welcome new attendees and answer any questions you may have.

A useful guide to Twitch here: https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-twitch-4143337

You don’t need a Twitch account to watch the talk only if you want to take part in the chat.

You won’t need an account to ask questions in the Q&A though.
We will also have our online conference room available on Zoom from 6.45pm for anyone that wants to talk about the subject during and after the event. The chat room will be available until around half an hour after the SiTP event ends for local Q&A Chat. We will have all microphones muted during the talk … but you will be able to use the online text chat facility while the talk is on.

Live event link: https://www.twitch.tv/sitp

About Skeptics in the Pub – Online
We are a coalition of UK-based Skeptics groups. Formed as the Covid-19 epidemic brought our country to a standstill, we are working to deliver high quality online events focusing on Science, reason, and critical thinking.

Details
Date:

August 13

Time:

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Click to Register: https://www.meetup.com/Manchester-IVC/events/272482803/
Organizer

Manchester IVC

Website: https://www.meetup.com/Manchester-IVC/