The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Boron and Brighter Brains

Spoken Word

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Venue Age Restriction: 18+ after 21:00 but please check show listing. Please note for shows with age rating below 18+ guideline or restriction, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
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Description

Top academics, dangerous ideas and your host comedian Susan Morrison. Dr Stephen Mansell (Heriot-Watt University) talks all things boron – the real fifth element! What has boron done for us and how will it shape the future? From rocket fuel to invisible ink, boron is far from boring. And Professor Alan Gow (Heriot-Watt University) explores dozens of “one simple” things that promise to be the secret to keeping sharp as we age.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: For Stand 5, through the main door of The Place Hotel (2 wide steps) – through the bar area - out to the courtyard (1 step from the bar door and 9 wide steps down into the courtyard). The door to stand 5 is accessible through the courtyard. Staff are always available to assist, however we cannot help to carry customers.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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