Is It Plausible?

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


    Leading experts from several fields in the arts and sciences came together for this lively debate exploring just how realistic the science is in Robert Duncan Milne’s stories. A 'courtroom' setting with plenty of gavel-banging, this was a no-holds barred debate where the audience were the ultimate judge and jury.

    The event included live studio-style demonstrations with interactive elements. The feedback from the evening will help form the ultimate anthology of Milne’s works, free copies of which will be later distributed to participants. 'Is It Plausible?' will also demonstrate the importance of speculative fiction in shaping human endeavour. A Victorian ahead of his time, the man from Fife has much to teach us. But… are his ideas plausible?

    This event draws on and informs Ari Brin’s doctoral research into Milne’s works.
    Period16 Nov 2021
    Event titleBeing Human 2021: A Festival of the Humanities
    Event typeOther
    LocationUnited KingdomShow on map