Although almost all of us realise how much science has changed our world in the last 50 years, surprisingly few of us have changed our view of scientists themselves. Ask a child, or even adults, to draw a scientist, and what they come up with is likely to bear a striking resemblance to what someone would have depicting half a century ago. Why is that? One of the most popular British science journalists and BBC presenter Dr Quentin Cooper has long been fascinated with the image of scientists, and in this entertaining talk he draws on films, TV and other popular representations of scientists to explore where these stereotypes come from and how they can be changed.
Quentin Cooper is described by The Times as both “the world’s most enthusiastic man” and “an expert on everything from pop music to astrophysics”. He hosts a huge range of events in the UK and beyond, and he has been a regular contributor to countless programmes across BBC radio and television, Channel 4, the Discovery Channel, ITV and other channels. Quentin is also the regular host for the FameLab International Finals.
The event will be in English with Bulgarian translation.