April 15, 2010
And the rest…
It started at the Secret Garden Party three years ago, when our founder had grown tired of pushing people down hillsides on pimped out trikes..
Small but perfectly formed, the 2007 genesis of Science Camp at the Secret Garden Party hosted eight talks and performances, including world-infamous gerontologist Aubrey de Grey (he explains on TED why he thinks we can live forever), and fractal explorer Billy Rood, and an exposition on the effects of hallucinogens on the brain.
The following year we more than quintupled in size, staging more than 40 talks, performances and interactive experiments at the Secret Garden Party, including Oxford physicist David McKay, who went on to publish a runaway hit book on sustainable energy, astrobiologist Lewis Dartnell, and Times columnist Ed Cooke. In the spirit of science by stealth, we re-christened ourselves with a fitting moniker: Guerilla Science. As Zoe put it at the time, “We assault your senses with reality.”
Things have only grown ever since, largely thanks to a generous grant from the STFC.