September 29th 2015 Mind Reading Event Joint with Science Oxford
Tuesday September 29th@7pm: "Science of Mind Reading" with Rob Bailey
Join us for an evening on the science of mind reading with Rob Bailey. Rob is a Chartered Psychologist, a member of the Magic Circle and a veteran of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where, for 4 years he performed a one-man show as a ‘mind reader’. During that time, he felt increasing unease that although the show was meant to parody psychic powers and encourage critical thinking, he has risked replacing the audience’s beliefs in the paranormal with unwarranted beliefs in impossible psychological powers. His new show is a response to that: Rob has stripped his routines back to include only genuine psychological principles.
He will perform a few routines, followed by explanations (e.g. quirks of bias, memory and perception). This show also features magician Matt Pritchard. Matt is an award-winning magician, comedian and science and maths presenter.
Come along to the Oxford Story Museum (Pembroke St/St.Aldates St) on Tuesday September 29th at 7pm (bar available) to find out more!