Marty Jopson's invisible worlds

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Saturday 13 October

The Theatre

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  • Discovering the wonders of science under the microscope

    Credit: Marty Jopson

Price

Standard £16

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Concession £10

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Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Take a journey from everyday life, down into the realm of microscopical wonders with Marty Jopson, the BBC One Show’s resident scientist. The adventure begins with things you can almost see but soon you will find yourselfin a world totally invisible to the unaided eye. Marty will take you from the very beginnings of microscopy, through hugely magnified insects, bacteria and plants to the mostup to date fluorescent techniques demonstrated live on the stage. A show not just full of stunning images, but interactive demonstrations and samples harvested from the audience. You have been warned! This show is supported by Zeiss, global leaders in the manufacture of microscopes.

About the speaker

Marty Jopson is a science TV presenter, live show performer, writer and strange prop builder. He has been making science television for over twenty years and has worked behind the camera as a researcher, prop builder, director, producer, executive and company manager. His career as a presenter spans over ten years as the science reporter on the BBC1 flagship programme, The One Show. He's also appeared on regional, national and international series like Invention Nation (BBC1), The House the 50s Built (C4), Food Factory (BBC1) and Brainiac (Sky1). 

When not on television, he spends much of his time on stage performing hair-raising and flammable science at science festivals around the country. He has also published two books with Michael O'Mara Publishing, The Science of Everyday Life and The Science of Food.

Timing

The doors will open at approximately 5.30pm, with a prompt start at 6.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.

Book signing

Copies of Marty's books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

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