Marcus Chown lecture

Thursday 19 May 2011, 6.00pm, Physics Lecture Theatre, Mile End Campus

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'Write here, Write now'

From having a peanut butter sandwich coughed over him on his first day as a journalist to lecturing to an audience of half a person; from performing on a glass-bottomed boat in a shark tank to demonstrating gravity on TV with a bucket of maggots. Come and hear Marcus Chown, ex-Queen Mary student and author, talk about how he got from Mile End Road to where he is right now.

Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Currently, cosmology consultant of New Scientist, he has written a number of books, including We Need to Talk About Kelvin (short-listed for the 2010 Science Book Prize), Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You and Felicity Frobisher and the Three-Headed Aldebaran Dust Devil. His most recent project is Solar System for iPad, which was an Apple Store “iPad App of the Week”.