24 April 2017 | 12 °C

Preview: The Lost Lectures Return

M@
By M@ Last edited 59 months ago
Preview: The Lost Lectures Return

We've banged on about the Lost Lectures twice before, and we'll do so again. It's a great concept: short, punchy talks from interesting people, delivered in an unusual and secret (until a few days before the event) venue.

The next Lost Lectures take place at the end of this month. Here's the line-up (lazily truncated from the Lost Lectures web site):

30 May 2012

  • Ashling O’Connor: The Times Olympic and Sports News Correspondent. She’ll be giving an un-edited view of what really goes into creating the Games.
  • Prof Owen Holland a leading authority in the field of Cognitive Robotics. He'll opine why it's a question of when, not if, you’ll ever meet your first conscious robot.
  • Zoe Margolis is well known for her blog and book ‘Girl With a One Track Mind’, which detail her sex life. Shortly after her book release, she was ‘outed’ by a newspaper and her real identity revealed.
  • Moose Allain is an artist, illustrator, writer, fool, mal viveur and prolific Tweeter. His talk will be a report on his attempts to tease out moments of poetry in everyday life from the hive mind that is Twitter.
  • Christine Taylor is the Founder and Creative Director of ChoccyWoccyDooDah: a chocolate art and design studio in Brighton.
  • Onyx Ashanti is a musician who does very clever things with technology and electronics.

31 May 2012

  • Max Whitby is a BAFTA-winning producer and founder of several successful digital media companies, with a PhD in chemistry. His talk reveals the relationship between the periodic table, bumblebees and Shakespeare’s sonnets.
  • Alwyn Collinson is an Oxford history graduate who began a 6 year project to tweet every day of the Second World War with events as they happened 72 years ago.
  • Matt Durran is a glass artist and tissue engineer. A winning combination, as it happens.
  • Sasha Wilkins: is an influential style journalist, editor and creator of the multi-award winning lifestyle blog LibertyLondonGirl. She’ll be sharing her predictions on upcoming trends.
  • Henrik Dahle talks about his UpTrees project, which sees him climbing up hundreds of trees to interview people.
  • Prof Vanessa Toulmin is the Director of the National Fairground Archive and one of the world’s leading experts on the history of circus, fairground and travelling-shows.

Both days will also feature entertainment during breaks from fragrance performer Odette Toilette and taxidermist Charlie Tuesday Gates. Tickets cost £17 per event and can be bought here.

Last Updated 02 May 2012