The Tape of Life

Run time: 17:00 – 17:20, 17:30 – 17:50, 18:00 – 18:20
Like a cassette tape, things degrade over time the more we use them. It’s easy to assume the same logic applies to bodies. However, research on longer-lived animals shows us that this might not be the case. 
Rates of ageing differ hugely between species – with some animals ageing much faster than others, and others seemingly not ageing at all. Join Jessica Foley from the University of Bristol to discover the vast diversity in ageing across the animal kingdom, and how this variety challenges the presumed “limits” to life. 
Sing a tune into the lifespan-emulator and see how the tape of your life would play out differently if you’d been born a fruit fly, a tortoise, or even an immortal hydra. This event is best enjoyed with friends, so book as a group to make the most of your experience (up to 6 tickets available per session).
For access information and directions to this venue, and all British Science Festival venues, please click this link https://britishsciencefestival.org/british-science-festival-2024-venues
Please note that this event involves discussion of aging, death and human fertility. It also includes loud noises which some people may find over-stimulating.

13 September 2024 - 17:00
Newham Music Hub, Westfield Stratford