Radiophobia: Exploring nuclear culture from bananas to bombs – SciBar talk on Thursday 28th March, 6.30pm at Gullivers
This month’s fascinating SciBar talk is brought to you by Dr. Becky Alexis-Martin, Lecturer in Cultural and Political Geography at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Radiophobia: Exploring nuclear culture from bananas to bombs
This talk will explore how nuclear science and culture have merged since 1945, from the Pip-Boys of Fallout gamers to the Kataribe tales of Hiroshima survivors. It presents a pit-stop tour of international research into nuclear spaces and places, from the Doomsday Stones of Los Alamos to Ramsar, which is the most naturally radioactive inhabited place on Earth. So, how do we separate fact from fiction? Who died “tickling the dragon”? Where is the safest place on Earth? And what have bananas got to do with nuclear warfare, anyway?
Author of the book “Disarming Doomsday”
This event will take place on Thursday 28th March from 6:30pm onwards. The talk will last around 30 mins, followed by a question and answer session and the chance for further discussion while enjoying a few drinks at the Gullivers pub. No scientific background needed, just turn up and join in!
Please note the change of venue for SciBar. The new venue for this year will be Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW