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Keynote: The Apollo Mindset: Making Mission Impossible, Possible

Location: Fleming / Whittle, 3rd flr. & Simulcast in Abbey, 4th flr.

Duration: 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Day of week: Wednesday


Fifty years ago, humanity reached for the stars and achieved the seemingly impossible. Richard Wiseman, author of Shoot for the Moon, interviewed many of the surviving Apollo controllers about the mindset behind their stunning achievement. Wiseman will share the Apollo story from the perspective of psychology and leadership, examining the roles of responsibility and trust; attitudes to failure; passion and purpose; self-belief and agility. Discover how everyone can adopt a mindset to make the seemingly impossible possible.

Speaker: Richard Wiseman

Author of the Luck Factor, previously Consultant for National Geographic Channel’s Brain Games, History’s Your Bleeped Up Brain, & Discovery’s MythBusters.

Richard Wiseman is the only Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology in the United Kingdom. Scientific American described him as “… the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today.” He has written several best-selling books, and has given keynote addresses to The Royal Society, the Swiss Economic Forum, Google and Amazon.

His YouTube channel has received more than 500 million views, and he has acted as a consultant for National Geographic Channel’s Brain Games, History’s Your Bleeped Up Brain and Discovery’s MythBusters. The Independent on Sunday newspaper listed him as one of the top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live.Wiseman began his working life as a professional magician and is a member of the Inner Magic Circle. He completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh.

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2020 Tracks

  • Monday, 8 March

  • Tuesday, 9 March

  • Wednesday, 10 March

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