Thanks to everyone who turned up to out first Bright Club Wales event on such a cold night. Hopefully you all enjoyed it, we know that the academics who took part did (after they overcame their nerves and fears). If you were not able to make it, then you missed:
- Mike Ward talking about being a 30 (ish) year old social scientist researching and trying to fit in with 17-18 year old men and unusual places to go to the toilet.
- Keir Waddington, medical historian, seamlessly going from Waitrose revolutionaries past the Elephant Man and Florence Nightingale’s knickers to becoming the world’s expert on the history of German sausages.
- Hamish Fyfe on becoming out and proud as a professor, dealing with students and dancing academics.
- Ben Cornell , or Fizzy McPhysics, on being a technician who makes quasi-optical filters for satellites and the quality of scientific graffiti in Cardiff
The whole evening was compéred magnificently by Dean Burnett with a guest appearance from Ben about Beating Roger Bannister with musical accompaniment from Helen Arney whose new Christmas album “It’s going to be an awkward Christmas, Darling” is available from iTunes or Play.com
A 90 second “promo” clip from Monday’s Bright Club can be found at http://vimeo.com/17403307. This does not cover all the acts as someone (who shall remain nameless but should know better) only brought one video tape with
Following the success of the evening, we are now working on a second which is likely to be towards the end of February and is potentially themed around Communication.