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Past Imperfect, Future Fantastic

Johnny Ball kicks off the 12th Wrexham Science Festival, and takes a look at people of genius from history and what they said about our future.


Johnny Ball has been talking to audiences of all ages on Maths and Science for over 30 years, offering a mixture of historic insights into just how and why people of genius made their most famous discoveries and a positive look at the present as well as an eye to the future. In Isaac Newton’s day there were just a handful of genii, but today there are thousands in every field of science and technology, and potentially many thousands more amongst today’s school children.

Sadly today young and old are constantly fed doom and gloom stories of how man is damaging the earth. This tends to breed fear rather than convey knowledge or paint a true picture of how things really are. We are an enormous weight on the earth, that cannot be denied. Yet there are so many instances of how we are improving every aspect of our impact on and our care for the earth and everything in it.

All the great scientific names of the past were both confident and optimistic about our future and in his talk Johnny will be conveying that optimism.

Free event. Age Guide: 10+


Speaker(s):

Mr Johnny Ball | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

1 July 2010 at 7:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Glyndwr University
Mold Road
Wrexham
LL11 2AW
01978 293466
http://www.glyndwr.ac.uk
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Organised by:

Glyndwr University
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Tickets:

free

Available from:

For free tickets email wsf@glyndwr.ac.uk or call 01978 293466

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