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Festival of Bad ad Hoc Hypotheses

22 January, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 23 January, 2016 @ 8:30 pm


BAHFest is a celebration of well-argued and thoroughly researched but completely incorrect scientific theory. Our brave speakers present their bad theories in front of a live audience and a panel of judges with real science credentials, who together determine who takes home the coveted BAHFest trophy.

And eternal glory, of course.

BAHFest makes its international debut in London, at Imperial College London’s Great Hall, with two shows.

Evolution – January 22nd: Presenters discuss original, ‘bad’ theories giving evolutionary traits reasons for existence that are ridiculous, absurd, and surprisingly difficult to disprove.

Hosted by Matt Parker
Keynote: Tracy King
Judges: Ed Yong, Steve Mould, Zoe Margolis

Big Science – January 23rd: Presenters pitch ideas for scientific experiments or projects costing billions of pounds, that are fundamentally ridiculous.

For both shows, doors open at 18:00 and the show begins at 19:00. The show lasts until around 20:30. After the show, there will be a book signing with several of our judges and speakers.

Tickets can be purchased for each show separately, or together for a discount. Imperial students are encouraged to purchase their tickets through the IC Physics Society shop here.


22 January, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
23 January, 2016 @ 8:30 pm
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