Brunel University London
Brunel University London
Wednesday 15th October 2014 - Location: Brunel Library, Bannerman Centre - Time: 6pm - 7pm at Brunel University London

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Brunel Authors Series: Marcus Chown

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Wednesday 15th October 2014 - Location: Brunel Library, Bannerman Centre - Time: 6pm - 7pm

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Science writer Marcus Chown will read from his new book What a Wonderful World, and explain the workings of the whole universe in a fun and accessible way.
If you were wondering how you can fit the whole human race into the volume of a sugar cube or why you age more slowly on lower floors of buildings than upper this is the event for you.

Astrophysicist Chown is a cosmology columnist on the New Scientist as well as publishing several science books, including Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You and We Need To Talk About Kelvin.

Marcus will be in discussion with Brunel’s Professor of Particle Physics and e-science, Akram Khan on Wednesday 15 October, where he will read from his new book What a Wonderful World.

The University's partners at Waterstones Uxbridge will also be on hand, selling copies of Marcus’s books.

For more information about Marcus and his work, please view his profile on the Faber website here:

The event is free but space is limited, so please complete the online booking form to confirm your place.

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Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)
Teachers (CPD)


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