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|Title:||Cambridge Geek Night 18: Beyond the Geek Manifesto|
|When:||21.08.2012 19:30 - 21:30|
|Location:||Cambridge Union Society, Bridge Street, Cambridge|
|Description:||Does science matter in a policy and political environment? How can it matter more? What can we do to help? What shouldn’t be done?|
Mark Henderson wrote a book, “The Geek Manifesto”, to address some of these questions, and the book has now been out in the world for a few months. What’s changed? How has the geek community reacted, and what does he know now that he wishes he knew then?
Dr Julian Huppert has been MP for Cambridge since the 2010 election. He’s known as “the Science MP”: unfortunately, he’s the only one. He’ll comment on what can be done to change that, what possibly shouldn’t be done, and whatever else he wishes to talk about. A third speaker is still to be announced. Mark and Julian will comment on each other’s ideas, and then answer your questions.
For those who haven’t read the Geek Manifesto, (and Mark will happily sign as many copies as you wish to buy), Mark's standard talk is available online and there are extracts from the book on his blog.
The evening will follow the usual timing formats (i.e. two halves), but will be a slightly different structure due to extended Q&A. Lightning talks (more elevator pitches) will be towards the end of the evening, looking at what people may be interested in doing related to the evening's discussion, principally looking to get like-minded people to chat about your project in the bar afterwards.
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