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Posts Tagged ‘Brian Cox’

Robin Ince’s School for Gifted Children May Ball – Module One: A Review

On Friday 7th May we were all still reeling from the general election results. Time for a good dose of comedy and science at the Bloomsbury Theatre, courtesy of Robin Ince and friends.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Illustration of Robin Ince by Jenny Robins.

It was only thanks to Professor Brian Cox on twitter that I discovered Robin Ince's School for Gifted Children May Ball - Module One. Not intended for children "this event will contain some swearing" and most definitely not featuring any dancing, diagnosis Robin Ince's quirkily named nights feature a mix of comedy alongside lectures from eminent and *cute* scientists. How on earth would this work? Well, seek the championing of rational scientific research was the binding factor of all the participants in the May Ball, be they comedian or scientist. Throw in some crowd participatory music and we did indeed have ourselves a ball.

Robin acts as compere of these evenings, and on Friday night he apologised for his frazzled persona, the result of election night lack of sleep and a… read more

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