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"Dangerous Ideas" at Women in Science Festival

Dangerous Ideas at Women in Science Festival

PhD student Helen Cammack and Psychologist Kate Cross were recently on stage together for a "Physics versus Psychology" argument as part of the Dundee Women in Science Festival and its "Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas".

The event was a full house, and the went down well with the audience. The two researchers were joined on stage by hilarious compere Susan Morrison. The argument was based on the fictional case of Susan, the last secondary school student on Earth, who was deciding what to study at university. Helen and Kate tried to do battle for Susan's soul. Should she pursue physics as the study of the Universe, or psychology as the sicence of the mind? The audience added questions to fuel the battle.

Photos by Alan Richardson.

First posted BDS 23.3.17