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CANCELLED: CANCER, MATHS AND IMPOSSIBLE QUESTIONS: A QUIZ WITH A TWIST

7:00pm-9:30pm on Tuesday 5 April

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Wesley Methodist Church, The Refectory, Christ's Pieces, CB1 1LG

We’re bombarded with statistics and data, from cancer to COVID and more. Can you use your common sense to estimate the real numbers, and answer some seemingly impossible questions? Join us for a pub quiz with a twist!

How many cancer cells are there in a 1cm tumour? How many DNA mutations are occurring in your body each second? How many molecules from Caesar’s last breath are you breathing in right now?

Join us for a fun and thought-provoking pub quiz with a twist. Instead of answering trivia questions, teams will battle it out by answering six "Fermi problems" like those above.
In a world that is awash with data and dubious claims, being able to quickly approximate answers to real-world problems is a vital skill, particularly when it comes to cancer research.

The Early Detection Programme at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre will help you delve into the numbers and take an educated guess at our seemingly impossible problems, exploring questions on diverse and current topics including cancer, climate change, sustainability, and healthcare.

Teams will discover how - armed with primary school maths and a dose of common sense - you can quickly see if someone is pulling the wool over your eyes!

Food and drink provided.

Take part as a family, or team up with friends and colleagues. Teams should ideally consist of four to eight people. (If your group is smaller than this you may need to share a table with another team, or join forces with another group!)

This event will be hosted by Dr Jamie Blundell, Group Leader in the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme.

Booking email address: ED@crukcambridgecentre.org.uk

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Take part as a family, or team up with friends and colleagues. Teams should ideally consist of four to eight people. (If your group is smaller than this you may need to share a table with another team, or join forces with another group!)

With limited space available, it’s really important that you let us know if you are not able to attend any more, or your group numbers change significantly, so that we can offer the tickets to someone else to enjoy.

For any queries, please contact ed@crukcambridgecentre.org.uk

Additional Information

Age: Young Adults 12 – 18, Adults
Format: Workshop, Other
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 60
Theme: Health, Discovery
Accessibility: Full access, Hearing loop, Step-free access, Accessible toilet

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