Can LSD cure depression? What really is Quantum Physics? These thought-provoking talks have the answers!
Bringing a range of enlightening talks to Manchester city centre, Fever has an incredible schedule ahead that feature expert speakers in some of the most intriguing fields.
With Science at the core of every talk, 2020 is guaranteed to be the year of becoming an absolute know-it-all – with talks covering exciting subjects such as psychedelics, love and sex, neuroscience and even quantum physics to fulfill the Ant-Man in all of us.
Taking place at various locations across the city, the talks are perfect for those with curious minds – as well as those who’ve officially run out of documentaries to watch! Learn all about how psychedelics are being used to cure depression, what goes on inside the mind when you’re in love, or discover a whole new subject of interest all together from the rundown of the events below.
Led by Cambridge University researcher Liora Vilmovsky, the talk will uncover the science behind being in love – so if you’ve ever wondered why it is you get that fuzzy feeling in your chest or butterflies in your stomach over your beau, or even why you just can’t seem to get your head around being in a relationship, Vilmovsky will be on hand to reveal all and explain what it is that makes our minds (and our hearts) tick! Tickets can be purchased here.
2. The Science of Psychedelics (sold out)
Talking all things psychedelics, our expert speaker will be talking about how magic mushrooms are being used to treat depression, what mind-altering effects the drugs can have as well as the science behind psychedelics. The talk is truly thought-provoking and tickets are available here.
3. Quantum Physics for Beginners (last tickets!)
Ever fancied yourself a bit of a Hank Pym or Sheldon Cooper? While Quantum Physics might sound daunting for the beginner, the subject is super exciting, covering an array of areas such as string theory (which Big Bang Theory fans will be familiar with!), quantum computing and time itself. The exciting talk features expect Dr Michael Brooks with his guest Rick Edwards. You can pick up your ticket here.
Ever wondered what happens in your head when you head out raving? Social researcher Dr. Beate Peter enlightens us on the subject in this talk, covering questions such as ‘why do we want to dance all night?’ ‘Where does the euphoric feeling come from?’ and ‘what is the relationship between the mind and body?’. Purchase tickets here.
5. The Neuroscience of Creativity (last tickets!)
Creativity involves transforming your ideas, dreams and imagination into reality so, naturally, it is highly coveted in all walks of life. But where does it come from? And more importantly, how can we nurture it? Are we doomed to have the creativity that is written in our genes, or can we develop creativity through practice? In this engaging lecture by subject expert Pragya Agarwal, you’ll learn about the relationship between creativity and intelligence as well as the way the brain operates during the creative process. Who knows, maybe you’ll unlock your creative genius, too! Get your tickets here.
Mindfulness can be a minefield to understand in today’s climate, but BACP accredited counsellor Natalie Rossiter will be on hand at this insightful talk that covers exactly how to take control of your own emotions and harness them to improve mental health. The talk will cover various exercises and meditation techniques, as well as techniques to overcome the chaos of your mind. Purchase your tickets here.
Hosted by Professor David Nutt, a well-established neuropsychopharmacologist (we know, it’s a long word), the talk will explore the war on drugs and how the attempt to control drug use has been a global failure. Professor David Nutt will enlighten audiences on how decriminalisation policies offer huge economic gains as demonstrated in some European countries already, as well as explore brand new research on different policies for more common drugs. Buy tickets here.
Known for their hallucinogenic properties, Magic Mushrooms have quite the reputation. But can they be used for the good of our health? This curious talk discusses how psychedelics have been used as treatments for mental distress and discovers exactly how it all works. Sciencey stuff included. Get tickets here.
Ever wondered exactly what goes on in a serial killers mind? What causes them to kill as easily as we brush our teeth in the morning? This deeply insightful talk lead by Dr. David Holmes delves into exactly what makes a serial killer different from your average person – discussing what it is that makes them tick! Buy your tickets here.
Here’s the full calendar of talks:
|Song and author||Dates||Tickets|
|The Science of Love - Manchester||17 Mar 2020 19:00||Buy tickets|
|The Science of Psychedelics - Manchester||03 Mar 2020 19:00 - 13 May 2020 19:00||Buy tickets|
|Quantum Physics for Beginners - Manchester||10 Mar 2020 19:00 - 05 May 2020 19:00||Buy tickets|
|The Neuroscience of Creativity - Manchester||24 Mar 2020 19:00||Buy tickets|
|The Psychology of Raving - Manchester||24 Mar 2020 19:00||Buy tickets|
|Mindfulness for Modern Life - Manchester||09 Apr 2020 19:00||Buy tickets|
|Secrets of Serial Killers - Manchester||14 Apr 2020 19:00||Buy tickets|
|Prof. David Nutt: Why All Drugs Should Be Decriminalised - Manchester||28 Apr 2020 18:30||Buy tickets|
|Can Magic Mushrooms Heal Depression? - Manchester||28 Apr 2020 19:00||Buy tickets|
Alternatively, check out the full list of talks here.