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Wed, 08 Dec


The Oast Theatre

Robin Ince

Comedian Robin Ince (Cosmic Shambles, The Infinite Monkey Cage) launches his new 'erudite and witty' book filled with interviews with astronauts, comedians, teachers, quantum physicists, neuroscientists and more.

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Robin Ince
Robin Ince

Time & Location

08 Dec 2021, 20:00 – 22:00

The Oast Theatre, London Rd, Tonbridge TN10 3AN, UK


About the Event

Entry by advance ticket only. Please read full event details including our Covid/mask policy.

Robin Ince will join us on stage at the Oast Theatre, in conversation with Mr Books to launch his new book The Importance of Being Interested - Adventures in Scientific Curiosity. (Atlantic Books)

‘A delightful and scintillating hymn to science.’ Carlo Rovelli

Comedian Robin Ince quickly abandoned science at school, bored by a fog of dull lessons and intimidated by the barrage of equations. But, twenty years later, he fell in love and he now presents one of the world’s most popular science podcasts. Every year he meets hundreds of the world’s greatest thinkers.

In this erudite and witty book, Robin reveals why scientific wonder isn’t just for the professionals. Filled with interviews featuring astronauts, comedians, teachers, quantum physicists, neuroscientists and more – as well as charting Robin’s own journey with science – The Importance of Being Interested explores why many wrongly think of the discipline as distant and difficult. From the glorious appeal of the stars above to why scientific curiosity can encourage much needed intellectual humility, this optimistic and profound book will leave you filled with a thirst for intellectual adventure.

You can join us and pick up a copy of his book for signing for just £18 or, if you prefer to just attend or you want to bring a friend, a £5 ticket gets you through the door. But this will be a ticket-only event and will sell out quickly. 


COVID POLICY Please note: We will be observing a strict mask policy. Please wear a mask on arrival and keep it on throughout your time in the theatre (unless you are specifically and provably exempt or whilst drinking). Mask wearing is about helping to protect other people and, as this is a private event, it is a condition of your purchase of a ticket and attendance. We also ask you to use the hand sanitiser provided at the venue.


Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. The bar will be open for drinks only.

If you are unable to join us at the event, you can order Robin's book for home delivery from Mr Books here. But please note, this won't get you into the event!!


  • Ticket + Book

    This ticket includes 1 copy of the book and entry to the event for 1 person. Please ensure you understand our Covid policy.

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  • Ticket only

    This ticket includes only entry to the event for 1 person. Please ensure you understand our Covid policy.

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