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     In 2005, I teamed up with magician Tony Drewitt to produce the family show  Physics and Magic - A Journey Beyond E=mc2. In this show, Tony and I explored the historical links between science and magic, took the audience back to the days of the great 19th and early 20th Century magicians such as Chung Ling Soo and David Devant, and used illusions and Punch and Judy to explain some of Einstein's grandest theories.  


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    We decided to combine our respective professions in 2005 because it was not only the centenary of the Magic Circle, but was also Einstein Year. This was the UK's contribution to the International Year of Physics marking the centenary of Einstein's  groundbreaking  papers on special relativity, Brownian motion and the photoelectric effect.


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You can hear what Einstein himself has to say about arguably the most famous part of his work by clicking here.

       Tony and I gave our first two performances of Physics and Magic at The Jewish Museum in London in October, and were asked back to give another performance in November. As you can see from the pictures below, there was no shortage of volunteers to help with the illusions and science demonstrations.

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All photos on this page taken by James Heald except far right and far left above, which were taken by Joan Edmondson. Not to be reproduced without permission
 
 
Press coverage of the event included my appearance on 12th Oct 2005 on the BBC Radio 4 chat show Midweek. This was presented by Libby Purves, and the other guests were playwright Arnold Wesker, rock musician Chris Rea, and knitter and historian Anne Sinclair. If you'd like to read more about the show on the BBC archive please click here.  


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