Surprising Science

28 October, 11:00 am

1 hour (2 performances)From £8

Performance | Science, The Mind

Surprising Science

Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, OX4 1RE

A family show packed with science tricks, stunts and puzzles with Dr Matt Pritchard. Discover scientific secrets behind gravity-defying illusions and impossible-looking balances to flex your scientific enquiry and creative thinking. Learn new science tricks, using household objects, that you can use to amaze your friends!

Suitable for age 6+

Performances at 11am and 2pm

Science magician Dr Matt Pritchard is a Curator of Wonder. His amazing performances both inspire and inform. Matt loves being creative and is passionate about simplifying the complex. Previously Matt conducted atomic physics research at Durham University, and he subsequently went on to work within the Education department at Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham. He has spent the last 18 years working as a professional magician and is an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle – one of only 300 people in the world to hold this distinction. In 2018 he won their Hoffman Memorial competition for his essay on the compatibility of science and magic.

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Pegasus Theatre, OX4 1RE