Find out more about the amazing Professor Robert Winstone and his upcoming talks at Edinburgh International Science Festival.
Professor Robert Winston not only has one of the best loved moustaches on TV, he is one of the world's most respected scientists and pioneers in fertility research. When he is not undertaking important research or being active in the House of Lords, he wants to enthuse the public in the wonders of science. He is a beloved TV personality and author of popular science books for both adults and children.
Spectacularly cutting a pig in half to demonstrate how the human body works, Prof. Robert Winston appeared on Jamie Oliver’s Dream School. An inspiring TV show aiming to persuade a group of young people who've left school with little to show for the experience to give education a second chance by pairing them with some of Britain's most inspirational individuals. He has, also, just released his new book Science Experiments, which includes a range of fun experiments kids can do at home, like make glowing plants and metal detectors.
Edinburgh International Science Festival is offering you a chance to experience an informative and inspiring talk from Prof. Robert Winston. Get Your Brain Buzzing, 11 April 2011 at The Scottish Storytelling Centre 2pm, will get your brain cells buzzing as he takes you through his daring experiments you can find in Science Experiments. From learning how to make a balloon rocket or glow in the dark jelly - science will never be boring again! Suitable for 10+.
Bad Ideas: An Arresting History of our Inventions11 April 2011 at George Square Theatre 6pm. Human beings are clever. But have our ideas and their impact left us vulnerable? Prof. Robert Winston outlines the threats now faced by humanity as a result of our inventions and explores how a healthier relationship between science and society could secure mankind’s future on Earth. Suitable for 14+.
A football fanatic and a lover of classic cars, Prof. Robert Winstonis a brilliant communicator and an inspiring cultural icon.