Over the last couple of days the following video has been doing the rounds amongst fellow science presenters. Thanks to Matthew tosh and Paul McCrory for pointing it out. It has received quite a lot of press in the UK’s media too. As Paul says, “you may prefer to watch this through your fingers.”
That, it appears, is not really me. How do I know? Well, I say ‘funny’, I thought it went well. Yes, yes, ‘Evaluation rules’, blah, blah, ‘If you didn’t measure it, it didn’t happen’, blah, blah, blah. Thing is, who is comedy for? I hope to provide two sides to it.
Wolverhampton was recently stated as being the unhappiest place in the UK in reports from the Office for National Statistics. As a retort to this affront, Funny Things was born; Wolverhampton’s first comedy festival. Within seconds of finding out about it, I pitched a return of BrightClubBirmingham to Jenny Smith. It has been a while since we held one and I missed it. So I got invited to the open meeting to register an expression of interest where I’d arranged to meet up with Martin Khechara, Public Engagement Fellow from University of Wolverhampton. Continue reading “Funny Things”
Just spent the day performing science demos with an audience in a field. My recent al fresco work has been busking from a cart which usually dictates I have no electricity and limited access to other utilities such as water too. The plan for this was slightly different in that I was going to be delivering shows and it’s been a while since I did that.
Last time was on the Solar Stage at the Green Man festival; famed for highlighting the role of renewable energy by banning generators to run the stage. And that works! On a ‘green note’, we do need to think about how we have to adjust our lifestyle to a world where conservation of resources means we have to adapt to make the most of what we have, including power supplies. Continue reading “Flying High”