Limited offer Venki Ramakrishnan & Patrick Barkham – 25% off both events

Thu 21 Mar 2024 | 9:00pm - 9:00pm

Why we die- Venki Ramaskrishnan
Patrick Barkham - The Swimmer

Make a night of it, why not come to both events!

We have a limited number of tickets available to people who would like to attend both events on 21 March at 25% discount.

Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist Venki Ramakrishnan will be at 6pm talking about his book, Why We Die: The New Science of Ageing and the Quest for Immortality.

Then at 8pm,  Patrick Barkham joins us to present his definitive biography of beloved nature writer Roger Deakin. 

St. John’s College Bar will be open and serving refreshments. 

Venue: Palmerston Room

Duration: 1hr

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  Venki Ramakrishnan & Patrick Barkham- Two events Full Price - 25% discount
6pm & 8pm | 21 March | Palmerston Room at St Johns
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Author biography

Venki Ramakrishnan received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the structure and function of the ribosome. He leads a research group at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK. `He served as president of the Royal Society from 2015 to 2020, and was appointed to the Order of Merit in 2022. His previous book, the scientific memoir Gene Machine, was published in 2018 to critical acclaim.


Patrick Barkham is the prize-winning author of five books, including The Butterfly Isles, Badgerlands and Wild Child. He is the Guardian’s natural history writer, an environmental campaigner and has edited a forthcoming collection of British nature writing. Like Roger Deakin, he lives in East Anglia.