Cartoonist and illustrator Tom Gauld is the man behind laugh-out-loud, hyper-minimalist comic strips and illustrations that appear weekly in The Guardian and New Scientist and regularly in the New Yorker.  Department of Mind-Blowing Theories features Facebookers mocking Darwin, a dog philosopher questioning the concept of being ‘a good boy’, angst-ridden particles and poodles pouring out of a wormhole. Topical, smart, aware and very funny, Gauld is guaranteed to make you smile whether you’re a science dunderhead, or someone who considers themselves a well-informed student of the physical and natural world.

Chair William Pym