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Shoot for the Moon: Professor Richard Wiseman
May 13 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pmFree
We will have some copies of the book available for sale & signing on the night as well, so bring some extra readies with you!
About the speaker:
Described by a Scientific American columnist as ‘…one of the most innovative experimental psychologists in the world today’, Richard’s books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide and have been, and he has presented keynote addresses to The Swiss Economic Forum, Google and Amazon.
Richard has written several best-selling books that have been translated into over 20 languages. Many of these books explore the science of success and focus on practical, evidence-based, techniques that improve people’s personal and professional lives. For instance, The Luck Factor is based on Richard’s ten-year investigation into exceptionally lucky people , 59 Seconds describes techniques that people can learn in less than a minute, and Night School examines how to get the perfect night’s sleep.
Richard presents talks exploring how to be lucky, the power of sleep, and the psychology of deception and illusion. He has presented keynote addresses to organisations around the world, including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and the Swiss Economic Forum. In addition, Richard has spoken at science and literary festivals, such as The Royal Society, The Royal Institution, The Edinburgh Book Festival, The Cheltenham Literary Festival, and The Dubai Festival of Literature. Finally, Richard also interviews celebrities about their work, with previous interviewees including Richard Dawkins, Armando Iannucci, Derren Brown, Alan Davies, Ken Dodd and Ian Rankin.
For more information, please visit https://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/
Doors at 7.15, kickoff at 7.30
This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn’t end up in anyone’s pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield.
Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.