MIND-BENDING TALKS, SHOWS & WORKSHOPS, London
Forensic Outreach Sessions (90 mins)
Explore the world of Forensic Psychology in these interactive 90 minute sessions which can be tailored to meet your own groups’ requirements.
Medical Ethics * Exclusive to FHT *
From a call to bury the skeleton of a 7-ft tall giant to the possibility of a corpse research laboratory (read: a body farm) in your own backyard - this unique hands-on session in medical ethics will bring students close to the harrowing issues that are shaping modern science. What specimens should scientists have access to? What is the dark side of gene splicing and human genetic engineering? Explore these topics and more with one of our extremely qualified instructors - all from top-tier research Universities in London - who will be able to help your students navigate the blurred waters of ethical and unethical.
Death and Decomposition
The impact of grief and bereavement on forensic investigations, managing PTSD, and a discussion of cultural attitudes to death and the science of decomposition. Then, finish off this incredible journey by learning to analyze a body post-mortem and use all the right tools to complete the job!
Other options include: Careers in Forensic Science, Adventures in CSI, Fingerprinting and more!
The Psychology Of Magic– 90 mins
Foray into popular psychology – taking in optical illusions, word-association games, and a simple way to enhance your memory in this exciting interactive session with an award-winning magician and comedian. Take a closer look at what psychology teaches magicians and vice versa. You will explore how a magician can exploit the brain’s thinking to read and influence minds. There will be lots of opportunities to participate in simple tricks/experiments and to learn magic to then go home to present to friends and families. A great daytime or evening activity.
When Maths Meets Psychology (16+) 1 hr
Thanks to TV shows like Derren Brown's Tricks of the Mind psychology is as popular as it has ever been. But when maths meets psychology, as it often does, the combination can be fascinating. This is a talk about human intuition, how it can sometimes lead you astray, and how maths can help you to think critically and behave more rationally. On the way you'll encounter a TV gameshow and some telepathy that is worthy of Derren Brown himself
Is this how Derren Brown Does it? 1 hr
Everyone loves a bit of mind control, but was Derren Brown really using pure psychology when he revealed his dinner host's PIN number and won at poker against all the odds? In a fascinating hour, you’ll see some stunning tricks that certainly look like telepathy. Two of them have even featured on Derren Brown's TV shows. But these tricks are actually based on maths. And by the way - the less maths you know, the better!