19:30 - 21:00
Since 2017 Trebuchet has hosted an ongoing series of events capturing art in action.
Bringing together leading artists, scientists, and activists in front of a fractious audience the aim of the Trebuchet is to increase the community of active thinkers by providing a forum for discussion. Archives of these talks can be found as podcasts on our Trebuchet Spreaker page here.
Showcasing a mixture of Art, Science and Culture Trebuchet Talks is an energetic evening of discussion and discovery.
Due to COVID-19 and the current lockdown situation we are moving the event online so on the 15th May make sure you grab a beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverage of your choice and settle down to investigate Contemporary Surrealism with us.
Dr James Millen – King’s College London
James is a lecturer at King’s College London where he leads the Levitated Nanophysics Group which explores the interface between the weird and wonderful world of quantum physics and nanotechnology. Growing up in Dorset, specifically sunny Swanage by the sea, he escaped the tranquil countryside to study physics at Imperial College London, where he saw tonnes of bands and was overwhelmed by buildings more than three stories high. He gained his PhD at Durham University and was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to work at the University of Vienna. In 2017 he was awarded the David Bates Prize for his pioneering contributions to experimental and theoretical quantum optomechanics before taking up his current role at King’s in 2018.
Other speakers to be announced.
This talks event is in collaboration with the October Gallery. Founded in 1979, October Gallery, in central London, exhibits innovative, contemporary art from around the world. For over 40 years, October Gallery has pioneered the development of the Transvangarde – the trans-cultural avant-garde.
15th May – 7.30pm-9pm
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