Glebelands School


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After a very successful week of visits by local primary schools for a Community Science Challenge, Glebelands School ended the week with a fantastic show hosted by Richard Robinson.

The lecture was attended by some 250 people from the school and local community including the Mayor and Mayoress of Waverley.  Richard Robinson made his name as a puppeteer producing puppets for TV series such as Spitting Image, Puddle Lane and Rainbow. Richard then moved into the field of science presenting and popular science writing publishing over 20 books, one of which was the basis of his talk; an insight into Murphy’s Law and the age old question why does toast always lands butter side down?

Richard Robinson has also been involved in launching the Brighton Science Festival which is now one of the largest of such festivals in the country and it was easy to see why he has managed to make Science so engaging as his talk was both informative and highly entertaining. At one point in demonstrating the law of centrifugal force, the whole audience were worried that the Head teacher and the Mayor may end up covered in a glass of fizzy orange drink, but scientific principles saved the day and there was a huge sigh of relief when the drink was finally placed back on the stage.

Source - Cranfold Life