Popular comedian and presenter, Robin Ince comes to us to talk about his new book, The Importance of Being Interested. Robin joins The Reader on his 100 Bookshop Tour where he’ll be signing books and explaining why Science should be for everyone – including enthusiastic amateurs.
Tickets are pay what you feel. Copies of The Importance of Being Interested can be bought in advance and collected on the day or extra copies will be available to purchase from The Reader Shop.
About The Importance of Being Interested
‘A delightful and scintillating hymn to science.’ Carlo Rovelli
Comedian Robin Ince quickly abandoned science at school, bored by a fog of dull lessons and intimidated by the barrage of equations. But, twenty years later, he fell in love and he now presents one of the world’s most popular science podcasts. Every year he meets hundreds of the world’s greatest thinkers.
In this erudite and witty book, Robin reveals why scientific wonder isn’t just for the professionals. Filled with interviews featuring astronauts, comedians, teachers, quantum physicists, neuroscientists and more – as well as charting Robin’s own journey with science – The Importance of Being Interested explores why many wrongly think of the discipline as distant and difficult.
From the glorious appeal of the stars above to why scientific curiosity can encourage much needed intellectual humility, this optimistic and profound book will leave you filled with a thirst for intellectual adventure.