About Randall Munroe: What If?

Guidance  8+ (U14s accompanied by an adult 18+)

The millions of people who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger. Thank goodness xkcd creator Randall Munroe is here to help.

This November, the former NASA roboticist, Sunday Times Number 1 and international best selling author and cartoonist will be live on stage giving serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions-celebrating the10thAnniversaryeditionof his publication, What If?-revised and annotated with brand-new illustrations and answers to important questions you never thought to ask.

What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last? What if everyone only had one soulmate? What would happen if the moon went away? His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by his signature xkcd comics.

Before you go on a cosmic road trip, feed the residents of New York City to a T. rex, or fill every church with bananas, be sure to get your ticket for this practical guide to impractical ideas. Filled with 10x the bonkers science, boundless curiosity, and with the opportunity to ask your own questions on anything from swing-set physics to airplane-catapult design, this event will appeal to inquisitive thinkers of all ages.

Booking Info

£45.50 tickets will include a signed copy of the 10thAnniversary Edition of What If?

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Getting here

  • Town Hall
    Victoria Square
    B3 3DQ
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