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Peter Joyce as Galileo & Newton

Activity by Jacqui Colgate   |   added on Feb 01, 2011   |   United Kingdom Official_iyc_logo

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Peter Joyce, professionally trained actor, will be performing his inimitable one man shows portraying the lives of Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton for students from The Denes High School and several local feeder schools in Lowestoft

Peter Joyce as Galileo & Newton

 

 

The Denes High School, Lowestoft, Suffolk
13-14 July
Sponsored by SCI's Cambridge & Great Eastern Group

Peter Joyce as Galileo & Newton (Closed schools event)

Peter Joyce, professionally trained actor, will be performing his inimitable one man shows portraying the lives of Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton for students from The Denes High School and several local feeder schools in Lowestoft (approx. 800 students in total).

Formerly employed by two RSCs (the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Society of Chemistry) Peter Joyce spent two years working for the National Trust as custodian of Woolsthorpe Manor. He now divides his time between his two companies, Past Present Science – giving costumed lectures as both Newton and Galileo – and Assembled Stories, recording classical literature audio books. He enjoys performing for family audiences. He uses humour to enliven the science. For example, Newton couldn’t relate to people very well, but being a scholar he believed that everything could be resolved by study, so he went to the library to get a book to help him. He found a book called “How to Hug” and thought that that would be perfect. It was only when he got home that he realized that he’d picked up volume 7 of an encyclopaedia.

We are sad to report that these will be the last performances that Peter will be undertaking for the SCI, as he intends to focus on his other commitments. We wish him all the best, and would like to thank him for his many wonderful performances that have amused, entertained and educated so many young minds.

CLOSED SCHOOLS EVENT. NO OTHER ADMISSION.

For more information and to book, please contact:

Les Hatton
E: leshatton@btinternet.com


Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, educational materials, science fair Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, general public, industrial chemists, universities, school children, graduate students, secondary schools students, tertiary education, post graduate students, teachers, educational institutions, educators
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