Robin Ince – Sidmouth Science Festival


November 7, 2018


Why do we make the choices we do in life? Where does anxiety come from? Why are we like we are? Do our parents f*&k us up? Informed by interviews with a bevy of A-list comedians from Jo Brand and Tim Minchin to Ricky Gervais – as well as with neuroscientists, psychologists and doctors – this is a hilarious and often profound primer to the mind.

As a connoisseur of comedy, Robin Ince has spent decades mining our eccentricities to create gags – and watching other strange individuals do the same. And for years on The Infinite Monkey Cage with Brian Cox he has sought – sometimes in vain – to understand the world around us. In this book, he unites these pursuits to tackle some of the biggest questions that intrigue us all.

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Norman Lockyer Observatory, Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY