Your chance to catch up on the live stream broadcast from The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh on Wednesday 15th July 2020.
Take three top academics, three dangerous ideas, add one comedian and it’s the force of nature that is the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (CODI).
Hosted by comedian JoJo Sutherland, and now in its seventh year, CODI is sixty minutes of rapid-fire research from some of the finest minds in the country.
Curated by the University of Edinburgh as part of Beltane Public Engagement Network and produced by Fair Pley, CODI moves online to a live stream compilation format, with a live Q&A through the Live Stream page chat box function.
‘A fascinating discussion' Broadway Baby
‘All of the CODI talks are designed to challenge their audiences' Lancet
‘[T]here are no talks here which don’t promise to be hugely educational and thought-provoking’ List
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