Events at the Royal Institution

These might be of interest to members of the Royal Institute:

Right between your ears: Film screening

Tuesday 15 May, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Seen through the eyes of people who became convinced of a date for the end of the world, ‘Right Between Your Ears’ explores how people believe, how we turn beliefs into certainties and mistake them for the truth. Watch the documentary and join producer-director Sheila Marshall and neuroscientist Kris De Meyer for a post-screening Q&A with journalist James Ball.

Do fictional monsters reflect our reality?

Tuesday 5 June, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Frankenstein’s creature is a classic example of a monster in popular culture. But what can fictional beings tell us about the hopes and fears of the society in which they were created? And what do our own demons say about the world we live in today?