Undoubtedly a referendum on the monarchy would fail – most here are indisputably romantically attached to the institution. But tabling the idea would at least force people to question the concept at all.
Zoe's first book, Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science – hand-picked by The Guardian as a must-read science book – was published by Profile in August 2014.
Science has revealed why all human cultures are united by a uniform embrace of 'base' pursuits': without them, we would not be who we are.
A better British referendum: A vote on the royals
Naked selfies? I’ve taken them too (and all in the name of science)
Why do famous young women risk taking nude photos? Scientist Zoe Cormier explains the new exhibitionism
Heavenly Nipples celebrates sexual diversity at the Glastonbury Festival
At this year’s festival, Guerilla Science used latex nipples, merkins and the Great Wall of Vagina to confront the pervasive discomfort humans have with our sexual diversity
How magic mushrooms induce a dream-like state
Anyone who has enjoyed a magical mystery tour thanks to the psychedelic powers of magic mushrooms knows the experience is surreally dreamlike. Now neuroscientists have uncovered a reason why: the active ingredient, psilocybin, induces changes in the brain that are eerily akin to what goes on when we’re off in the land of nod.
To discuss the science of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll – all explored in my new book– I will be speaking throughout the UK this autumn and winter…
September 25th – The Bus Driver’s Prayer, Kahaila Café, 135 Brick Lane, London. 7.30pm. Tickets Here
September 28th – Wigtown Book Festival, The Booth, Wigtown, Scotland. 2:30pm Info Here
October 10th – Lichfield Literature Festival, George IV Pub, Lichfield, 7:30pm.Tickets Here
November 19th – Last Tuesday Society, Hackney, London, 6pm. Tickets Here
Of Science & Selfies
All I can say is: Thank god my dad lives in Canada and can’t see this. My face on the cover of The Times.
I would like the jury to note that I didn’t write the headline.
I officially launched my first book at the Science Museum yesterday as part of their late night celebration of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll, alongside a smorgasbord of deliciously naughty Guerilla Science events designed to explore the science behind sin. You can see a video of one of the lectures I gave here, and for more, buy the book here.
Monocle Magazine interviewed me for the Sunday radio show about my new book, Sex Drugs and Rock n’ Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science. You can check out (and download) the show here. I’m on air about 20 minutes in, yapping about live sex acts in labs, LSD as a treatment for alcoholism, a man who wears a birdcage on his head, how Timothy Leary was a twat, where the clitoris is located according to Vesalius, how music is our species’ greatest achievement, and why goats have oral sex. (My answer: “Why not?”)
Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll
My book comes out today! Sex Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science. Two and a half years in the making… I got there in the end. If you fancy picking it up, please pick it up from an independent bookstore – or Hive, an independent and legit online bookseller. Deepest love and thanks to everyone who helped make this happen.