I’m doing this awesome massive nerd tour

December 21st, 2010 by Ben Goldacre in bad science | 60 Comments »

I’m doing this awesome massive nerd tour with Simon Singh, Brian Cox and Robin Ince. We will talk about science and it will be funny. Also, we will make a Spinal Tap tour video. Come! There will be shouting and enthusiasm and nerd facts just like in our Godless shows and festival stuff.

The first ever national science tour celebrating the universe and many of the wonders that lie within it.

Robin Ince, co-presenter of BBC Radio 4s Infinite Monkey Cage and creator of the sell out smash Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People will be introducing great minds of science including – Professor Brian Cox, the other presenter of Infinite Monkey Cage, is also writer and presenter of Wonders of The Solar System and soon to be aired Wonders of the Universe.

Dr Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science and slayer of bamboozlers.

Simon Singh, author of the best-selling and award winning Fermats Last Theorem, as well as Big Bang and Trick Or Treatment.

A night like no other, mixing live presentations and fabulous projections of the phenomenal.

Prepare to be amazed…


Sun 3rd April 2011 GLASGOW King’s Theatre

Sun 1st May 2011 OXFORD New Theatre
Mon 2nd May 2011 IPSWICH Regent
Tue 3rd May 2011 NOTTINGHAM Concert Hall

Thur 5th May 2011 BIRMINGHAM Alexandra Theatre
Fri 6th May 2011 MANCHESTER Apollo
Sat 7th May 2011 NEWCASTLE City Hall
Sun 8th May 2011 ABERDEEN Music Hall
Mon 9th May 2011 CARDIFF St David’s Hall

Wed 11th May 2011 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Thur 12th May 2011 BRISTOL Colston Hall
Fri 13th May 2011 BASINGSTOKE Anvil
Sat 14th May 2011 EDINBURGH onefifty at EICC
Sun 15th May 2011 READING Hexagon
Mon 16th May 2011 LONDON Hammersmith Apollo

If you like what I do, and you want me to do more, you can: buy my books Bad Science and Bad Pharma, give them to your friends, put them on your reading list, employ me to do a talk, or tweet this article to your friends. Thanks! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

60 Responses

  1. tristanr said,

    January 22, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    What? Nowhere south of London? Please come to Brighton.
    Sceptics in the pub (which Simon has spoken at) should help
    publicise this. Go on, you know you want to.

  2. BryonyRose said,

    January 23, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Please come to anywhere in Yorkshire! (Preferably Leeds).

  3. BarryP said,

    January 28, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    and another one for Ireland, preferably Dublin!

  4. cristlc said,

    January 29, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Fantastic idea! Touring rockstar science gods. I love it. Please consider coming to the US where we are filled with people who don’t believe in global warming and have doubts about vaccines. We need you guys! Trust me.

  5. raketemensch said,

    February 2, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I think you bring the show to Ireland. You would enjoy a trip here, we have moving statues of the Virgin Mary. No shit!

  6. doclet.le said,

    March 7, 2011 at 12:16 am

    oh come to leeds, please!!
    you are going to cardiff, the arse end of nowhere (where i’m from) may as well come to leeds!

    pretty please?

  7. PlasticManc said,

    April 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    a) I can’t believe I missed this until it was completely sold out. I’m a pillock.

    b) I can’t believe that the official ticket office is taking advantage of people reselling tickets for the Manchester gig at 120 pounds a ticket. They are gits, and I expected better of you guys. Even if I had 240 quid spare I wouldn’t touch that on principle.

    Not that I’m bitter at all.

  8. rfilm said,

    November 13, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Please tour the States. You have no idea how many nerds we’ve got here. Not only would you make a killing, you’d be spreading the gospel of science in a land that needs it sorely.

  9. rosco said,

    February 14, 2012 at 9:11 am

    No visits to Ireland? Oh come on! It’s not far.

  10. Lisa Montgomery said,

    April 9, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I agree with rosco! Come to Ireland!