Science of the Magical

Date: 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Natural History Museum, Haller Hall, 26 Oxford Street

Public lecture and book signing with Matt Kaplan, Author and Science Correspondent, The Economist

Can bird migrations foretell the future? Do phases of the moon hold sway over our lives? Are there sacred springs with curative powers? What is the best way to brew a love potion? In this interdisciplinary talk filled with tales of adventure, science journalist Matt Kaplan, author of The Science of Monsters and Science of the Magical, will explore the rich, lively, and surprising reality behind some of the magical objects, places, and ideas that infuse ancient and modern myths.

Free with museum admission. 

Free event parking available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.