Discover how science, religion & magic contribute to a more wonder-full life.

The triple helix of science, religion, and magic can be traced through history. Each in their own ways searching for answers and a purpose in an uncertain world. But do you have to choose your own adventure or can they all contribute to a more wonder-full life? In this fast-paced talk packed with counter-intuitive demonstrations, we will explore what it might mean to be both enlightened and enchanted.

Speaker| Dr Matt Pritchard

Science magician Dr Matt Pritchard is a Curator of Wonder. Previously, Matt conducted atomic physics research at Durham University, where he won the Institute of Physics' Postgraduate lecturer award and had one of his stylised research images feature on The Institute of Physics' diary cover. He subsequently went on to work within the Education department at Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham. In addition to this experience, he has spent the last 18 years working as a professional magician and is an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle - one of only 300 people in the world to hold this distinction. In 2018 he won their Hoffman Memorial competition for his essay on the compatibility of science and magic.

When | Monday 16 October 2023, 7.30pm - c.9pm

Where | St Albans Cathedral & Online 

Cost | £12 


All ticket-holders will receive a recording of the event. If you are unable to attend live, please purchase an online ticket. 

How to Book

You can book online here using the button below, or by calling the Learning Administrator on 01727 890212 between 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Tickets will be on sale until 12noon on the day of the event. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book. 

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