Thursday, 31 March 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Technological advances are crucial for both our social and economic well-being. From NASA's deep space missions to the latest mobile phones and fibre optic networks, we live in increasingly hi-tech times which require three key elements to succeed - ambition, investment and a third element which is easily overlooked, and costs nothing, but without which our high-tech visions might just go up in smoke….

Join Dr Ems Lord to explore the stories behind high-profile tech projects which went embarrassingly wrong, costing millions if not billions of pounds. We'll discover how those disasters could have been easily avoided, and how valuing our number sense might help us steer clear of making similarly expensive mistakes in our own lives.

This live online talk is aimed at all ages from 14 - adult.

How to book

This online event is part of the 2022 Cambridge Festival. Places are free but must be pre-booked. Booking will open in February 2022 - to be notified when booking goes live, please follow us on Twitter.

General public
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Aimed at all ages from 14 - adult.