In March 2003 I fulfilled a
long-held ambition when I
gave a talk with demonstrations and audience participation based on my
children's popular science book The
for patients at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital
Ever since I was a patient at GOSH as a child I had wanted to return
and give something back to the hospital that helped me so
The experiments I demonstrated
included making a
compass from everyday items, and creating an optical illusion from a
single sheet of paper. As you can see from the pictures, the schoolroom
at GOSH was full of eager volunteers keen to help me with these
experiments! See the poster for the event...
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Press coverage included a TV news
feature by British
who filmed the talk and interviewed me about The Way Science Works
the footage), a news item on the Institute of
Physics website and
a story on page 14 of 'Actualités Scientifiques au Royamme-Uni'
by the Science and Technology Department of the French Embassy.
I also gave this talk at the launch
of The Way
at the Science Museum in London in April 2002. Read more about the book and the Aventis Prizes for
Science Books which it was shortlisted for...
Photo taken by Ian
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