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Domestic Science on air tonight, Soho Theatre and US book launch in March

Lots of news for February… Series 2 of our experimental (literally) Radio 4 show Domestic Science airs tonight at 11pm and for the next three Wednesdays, and we’re back at Soho Theatre for 7 nights in March. Also our fabulous book The Element In The Room is released in North America.

All that and more, like a Cambridge Science Festival of Did The Victorians Ruin The World? and lots of Evenings of Unnecessary Detail, in my email newsletter here. Sign up to get it in your inbox every month* on this link!

* Who am I kidding? It’ll be every other month at most.

More Soho Theatre shows, radio try-outs and discover badass physicist & inventor Hertha Ayrton

New year, new news!

With seven nights at Soho Theatre in March, a new series of our Radio show, more from An Evening Of Unnecessary Detail and a Great Lives documentary about my current favourite physicist, inventor (and Marie Curie’s penpal) Hertha Ayrton… 2018 is looking busy already, so here’s a little summary of what’s in store.

You Can’t Polish A Nerd – the 2017 tour.

YCPAN_text_landscape_RosemaryRanceOur new Festival of the Spoken Nerd tour is on sale, with tickets racing out the door from Exeter to Durham, Norwich to Southampton, Lancaster to Cambridge. Plus one final night at the Duchess Theatre on London’s sparkling West End.

Don’t miss your chance to see our all-new show, featuring radioactive bananas, gravitational waves, inter-dimensional high-fives and a whole heap of Pi.

Tickets are available from the Spoken Nerd website.

 

Did The Victorians Ruin The World? On Radio 4 all this week…

It’s finally here! The radio series I wrote with my sister, Dr Kat Arney, about whether the Victorians were really that ingenious, is out on BBC Radio 4 all this week. Collect all five episodes, from Squirrels and Cars to Beards, Darwinism and Water Flushing Toilets.

Links to hear each episode live – and listen again for 28 days after – are in my latest newsletter.

Along with details about our new Festival of the Spoken Nerd DVD recording at The Albany Theatre in Deptford – Just For Graphs – on 6th and 8th May.

Buy tickets for the recordings – and pre-order the DVD and download – now!

 

CREDIT: Kitty Walker

CREDIT: Kitty Walker

 

 

 

 

News news news! QI, Soho Theatre and new “Elements” song

cover2It’s been a busy few months… too busy to update this page, so here’s a link to my latest newsletter.

Highlights include our BBC Two debut as Festival of the Spoken Nerd, in the new series of QI – bringing three electrifying experiments to try out on the panel.

Also our ten-night run at the Soho Theatre starts in just under a month and runs from 11th to 21st January, with the best of Festival of the Spoken Nerd’s last two tours. Plus a very special concert for families that I’m hosting for the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

And online I’ve re-recorded Tom Lehrer’s “Elements” with the 16 elements he didn’t know about when he wrote the song in 1959. They even rhyme!

Read it all here.