BAHFest London 2020

BAHFest is a celebration of well-argued and thoroughly researched but completely incorrect scientific theory. Our brave speakers present their bad theories in front of a live audience and a panel of judges with real science credentials, who together determine who takes home the coveted BAHFest trophy. And eternal glory, of course.

Come join us at Imperial College London in the Great Hall on Saturday, March 21st.

Want to give a talk at BAHFest London 2020? Submit here.

BAHFest London has once again partnered this year with the Ig Nobels.

Host and Keynote

Zach Weinersmith

Zach Weinersmith

Host

Zach Weinersmith draws the popular webcomic SMBC, co-author of the New York Times Bestselling pop sci book, Soonish, and illustrator of the New York Times Bestselling graphic novel Open Borders.

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Keynote

Our KEYNOTE Michael Anderson did quite well in his high-school science classes. Then he became a radical civil-liberties lawyer in America, but that’s not going quite as well. He is addicted to Shakespeare, Monty Python and Arsenal Football Club, so tragedy and comedy are pretty much the same thing to him. He is a five-time presenter at BAHFest, winning twice.  He believes BAHFest is a kind of Turing test: it’s not fake science if you can’t tell the difference.

Judges

Tracy King

Tracy King

Judge

Tracy King is a writer, columnist and award-winning animation producer specialising in science, critical thinking, and videogame and technology culture.

Minna Lyons

Minna Lyons

Judge

Minna Lyons is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, currently working at the University of Liverpool. She is mostly interested in evolutionary bases for behaviour.  Her research includes important topics such as choice, competition, and coercion in human mating. She has published some books and many scientific articles on these topics.  Minna was part of a team that won the IgNobel prize for psychology in 2014 with a study that investigated psychopathy in night owls. Since then, she has become interested in psychopathy in domestic cats, and is eager to extend the research to other non-human species too.

More judges to be announced soon