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Waiting for the professor

MY LAST POST was about to a visit to a museum in Glasgow where I met 'Dippy the Diplodocus' . Well, although Dippy and the museum were interesting, that was not the real purpose of one of my rare visits back to my home town.

My eldest son ('Wingman' of my hillwalking adventures) had invited me to accompany him to a lecture by a well-known British scientist Professor Brian Cox about the origins of the universe, it's structure and it's eventual fate. I say 'lecture' but that is a very dry word for what was an excellent evening of cosmological investigation and discovery - with a little humour thrown in!

The event was held in the SSE Hydro in Glasgow and this photograph shows a capacity audience (9000+) waiting for the Professor to appear on stage and begin his lecture which included some magnificent graphics and simulations on the on-stage giant screen.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable evening which included dinner and an overnight stay. Wingman has arranged another similar evening later this year when we will be attending an evening of exploration with 'The World's Greatest Explorer' - Ranulph Fiennes . I can't wait!

Brian Cox by BillKasman, on Flickr
" Brian Cox " ( CC BY-SA 2.0 ) by BillKasman

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MegL wrote on March 11, 2019, 2:05 PM

I have heard Brian Cox many times on the radio, "The Infinite Monkey Maze". I preferred him when he was just starting out and presenting science programmes.

Kasman wrote on March 11, 2019, 2:28 PM

He does a lot of presenting and lecturing and he is author/co-author on nearly 1000 scientific publications