The Dundee Ig Nobel Awards Show - Returns on Saturday March 17th 2012

The Emergency Bra can save two people's lives at a time. Copyright Frame Focus Capture.

We're delighted to be able to announce that the Ig Nobel Awards show will perform at the University of Dundee on Saturday 17th March.

Book your tickets at the University's Online Store. To celebrate St. Patrick's Day the event will be followed by a free Guinness and wine reception.

Enjoy an entertaining night out at this Ig Nobel Awards show that honours achievements that will make you laugh and then make you think.

Featuring Marc Abrahams, organiser of the Ig Nobel Prizes and Guardian columnist, together with a gaggle of Ig Nobel Prize winners and other improbable researchers.

Marc will review the past years improbable research and several Ig winners and colleagues will try to explain what they did and why they did it, and will answer your questions.

Find out the answers you to those all important life-changing questions you need to know, including;

The line-up of acts are: Makoto Imai, Ben Wilson, Sergio Della Sala, Marc Abrahams and more to be announced soon.

For updates on the event follow us on Twitter @revealsresearch or use the #ignobeldundee hashtag.

Photos from the Dundee Ig Nobel Prize show on Saturday 19th March 2011

Here are some photos from the event. To view larger versions click on each image.

Marc Abrahams, before the start of the Dundee Ig Nobel Prize Show with a gibbon from the D'Arcy Thompson Museum's collection. Copyright Frame Focus Capture. University of Dundee Principal, Prof. Pete Downes takes part in the D'Arcy Thompson Animal Parade holding a crocodile. Copyright Frame Focus Capture. The Emergency Bra can save two people's lives at a time. Copyright Frame Focus Capture. Eddie Small, from the University of Dundee, recites McGonagall's 'Stirling Castle' poem for the first time in over 100 years. Copyright Frame Focus Capture. Eddie Small concludes his poem reading by showering himself in peas. McGonagall was often pelted with a plate of peas at his performances. Copyright Frame Focus Capture

 

 

To view more photos visit the Dundee Ig Nobel Awards Show 2011 Gallery.

Long Lost McGonagall Poems were Unveiled at Dundee's Ig Nobel Event on 19th March

The poems were unearthed last year by local historian Norman Watson and were given their debut public airing on March 19th when the University of Dundee hosted the Ig Nobel Show, a celebration of achievements and research which make you laugh but also make you think.

McGonagalls work fits perfectly with the ethos of the Ig Nobel Prizes, he is considered by many as the worst poet in the English Language, and his recently discovered work may be viewed as being of absolutely no literary importance, but will undoubtedly be of great interest enjoyment to many in the English-speaking world.

The entertaining night out honoured achievements that will make you laugh and then make you think.

The show featured Marc Abrahams, organiser of the Ig Nobel Prizes and Guardian columnist, together with a gaggle of Ig Nobel Prize winners and other improbable researchers.

For updates on the event follow us on Twitter @revealsresearch or use the #ignobeldundee hashtag.

 

Life-saving bra on show

The speakers helped the audience find out the answers you to some all important life-changing questions including;

The full line-up of acts was: Marc Abrahams, Chris McManus, Elena Bodnar, Steve Farrar, Eddie Small and Kees Moeliker.

Further Information

The Ig Nobel awards are an annual competition that rewards quirky research in many different disciplines.

Here are the highlights of the 2011 show!

 

Below is a joint reading of the 'Tay Bridge Disaster Poem' by Ig Nobel prize winners, members of the audience from Dundee's show and a carriage full of bemused travellers bound for London, as the train crosses over the Tay Bridge on 20th March 2011.

 

Below are highlights of the 2010 show in Dundee that features sword-swallower and IgNobel prize winner Dan Meyer and our very own Prof. Sue Black.

 

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