Talkaoke Asks…Where do researchers get their ideas?

Talkaoke is a pop up talk show, enabling conversations between anyone!


Sat 27th Mar, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

How do you get your lightbulb moments? In the bath, or chatting with colleagues? Do you think Newton planed to sit by that apple tree? Something we’ve all been missing over lockdown are those chance encounters in the café or on the stairs with friends and colleagues where some of the most important beginnings of ideas start. Come and share your thoughts on how ideas come into being.

Welcome to Talkaoke – a pop up talk show where anyone can sit down and air their views around the table of chat. The People Speak have been running Talkaoke events from street corners to theatres, galleries, conferences, festivals all around the world, and now they are venturing online! The Talkaoke conversation is a journey from one unexpected subject to another. It can be topical, funny, deep, out-there, or all of the above. It is a great chance to hear the latest ideas that people are talking about and to generate and discover new ones.

Join us for a fun filled, often surprising, conversational adventure!

Talkaoke is an emergent, non-predetermined conversation so we don’t know where it will lead, or what new connections might be made. In this series for the Cambridge festival we hope to touch upon the nature of creativity and direction in science and other fields of research in the first session and explore the intersection between communicating uncertainty and trust in the second session.

Saturday 27th March, 4:30-6pm

  • Talkaoke Asks…Where do researchers get their ideas from?

Saturday 3rd April, 4:30-6pm

  • Talkaoke Asks…In science we trust?

You will need to book tickets for each event separately. Booking is free.

The People Speak

The People Speak are a collective of international arts practitioners based in East London. They use performance art, multi-media and technology to stimulate discussion, generate ideas, and inform decision making in the public and cultural sphere through fun, interactive formats.