What type of things does Jon do? Choose from shows and science busking performance, hands-on workshops, talks, and training sessions related to science communication and public engagement with research.
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‘Ghosts in the Machines’ is the current show. What happens when we turn out the lights? A (not too scary) look at how ghost hunters use technology to find spooks, and how it really works. What is the paranormal? Can we even examine it with a scientific mind? How do ghost hunters claim technology provides evidence of ghosts and what are they actually measuring? How can normal things can appear scary? If the camera never lies, how are we AND technology bamboozled by natural things? Enjoy our adventure, then you can decide for yourselves. This IS a family show, so don’t panic. We will not be invoking demons to join us. There are no chances of us encountering a real ghost… hopefully.
Shows are typically one hour, but can be shorter if required, and are demo-based shows suitable for primary, key stage 3 and 4, family and large audiences.
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16th MARCH, 2023 – EMMANUEL CENTRE, LONDON
Back with the team for more ‘Physics in Action’. Expecting an audience of about 600, all unknowingly going to become a virtual MRI scanner as we act out nuclear precessing.
28th MARCH, 2023 – ICC, BIRMINGHAM
Presenting a training session at the British Society of Animal Science’s conference. As part of the Developing Talent in Science Communication section, ’Those Who Can, Talk’ will guide researchers though the steps to prepare, deliver and evaluate the all essential public engagement component of their work.
18th – 20th MAY, 2023 – LANCASHIRE SCIENCE FESTIVAL
Finally back in full flow after a COVID hiatus. Bringing my whole new show to the people of Preston… hopefully. More news here, maybe?
11th JUNE, 2023 – CHELTENHAM SCIENCE FESTIVAL
Returning to the festival with Dr Sarah Bearchell to join in presenting her new show all about air. Get ready for some industrial sized wind, in a good way, of course.
1st JULY, 2023 – SUTTON, LONDON
News on this to follow, but in early talks with the Sutton team to bring some busking to their super-sized STEAM event this year. Details to follow.
There’s also other things in the fire. I may be at the Wolverhampton SciFest, and I’m talking with the IF-Oxford Science festival team. Could be a good year for ghostbusting.
Typical day rates are £400 a day for up to four shows, bearing in mind time to reset between each show. Additional charges for travel and/or accommodation may be required depending on location and length of day required. Audiences can be large as video projection can be used to ensure everyone gets close to the action.