Thursday, 6 October 2011

Prof Cox ushers in Manchester's Science festival

This from University of Manchester Press release

Professor Brian Cox ushers in this year’s Manchester Science Festival with his brilliant and irreverent BBC Radio 4 show at The University of Manchester next week.

Festival formally kicks off on October 22nd running through until the 30th, with events at MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry), The University of Manchester, across the city and beyond. There are a number of trailblazer events taking place over the next few weeks.

The rock star scientist, who has done so much to popularise science through his BBC TV programmes Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe, will be returning to his North West roots and teaming up with regular presenter Robin Ince for their popular Infinite Monkey Cage panel show.

The University of Manchester physicist and Ince will host the 90-minute show, loosely based around the huge contributions Manchester and the North West have made to the history of science.

The show, which will be held in the University Place lecture theatre on Friday 14 October, is a key trailblazer activity in the run-up to his year’s Manchester Science Festival, which showcases the very best research, activities and experiments the city has to offer. It will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 4.30pm on Monday 21 November.

The Infinite Monkey Cage is a fast-paced discussion show, based around the wonders of science. The University show features zoologist Professor Matthew Cobb, who lists fruit fly maggots and genetics among his areas of expertise, and particle physicist Professor Jeff Forshaw – who has just written a book with Professor Cox: ‘The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen’.

They will be joined on the panel by popular comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw.

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