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Happy days – you’ve just been handed a trillion dollars. What are you going to spend it on? Clean energy? A cure for cancer? A human settlement on Mars or refreezing the Arctic? Join How To Spend A Trillion Dollars author Rowan Hooper and host Ashley Kent as they explore what could be achieved with this incredible sum before putting the power in your hands. Vote for the option you think will best benefit the world and the advancement of science… spend it wisely.

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Biography

Rowan Hooper is a senior editor at New Scientist magazine and host of the New Scientist Weekly podcast. After gaining a PhD in evolutionary biology, he moved to Japan and worked in a conservation biology lab, then a national newspaper in Tokyo, then Trinity College Dublin in a nanophysics lab. He is the author of Superhuman: life at the Extremes of Mental and Physical Ability. His work has been published in the Guardian, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Wired and The Economist.

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Superhuman

Venue

Cheltenham Town Hall, Main Hall

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.

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