Monthly Archives: December 2009

Everyone who has ever played at Bright Club

From the start!

Richard Herring

Mark Carnall, UCL Grant Museum of Zoology

Rosie Coates, Chemist

Cath Mercer, Statistician of Sex

Sasha Garwood and Matt Wilshire, Poetry performers

Reynir Thor Eggertsson, Viking

Claire Thomson and Richard Farmer, Film lecturers

Gethan Dick and Emma Welsh, writers/artists

Ginger Tom, band

Robin Ince

Sarah Bell, Civil Engineer

Matt Ingleby, Bloomsbury Expert

Ben Campkin, Urbanist

Tony White, Author

Shabby Jake, Cockney

Steve Hall

Mario Campanelli, Physicist

Matt Parker, Master of Numbers

Joe Flatman, Archaeologist

Subhadra Das, Museum Expert

Ian Hamilton, Building Scientist

The Vatican Cellars, Band

Kent Valentine

Lucie Green, Solar physicist

Emily Cook, Medical physicist

Sheila Kanani, Space physicist

Martin Austwick, Laser medical physicist

Strawberry & Cream, Band

Hugo Spiers, Neuroscientist

Richard Robinson, Science Festival Director & Raconteur

Matty Hoban, Quantum physicist

Mark Westmoquette and Roger Wesson, astronomers

The Sound of the Ladies, Musician

January 19th – Bright Club: Metal

We’ve just confirmed the title for January’s Bright Club, and this is definitely going to be one of the most exciting ones we’ve ever done.

The compere will be Andrew O’Neill, and the challenge is to find anyone more metal than him to go alongside him!

Usual place – Wilmington Arms. Usual time – 8pm. Usual cost – £5.

This week: SPACE

A million thanks to those of you who came along to Space on Tuesday. The room was nice and full, the atmosphere was delighful, and the acts were all something special.

The following people performed on the night:

Robin Ince set the scene, with a little help from Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman and Melanie Philips

Richard Robinson, genius, described how his doing his washing reminds him of the origins of life.

Matty Hoban, quantum physicist, explained how other universes work, and how we can use them to do our calculations for us.

Hugo Spiers, neuroscientist, revealed how ants and London cab drivers navigate space.

Mark Westmoquette and Roger ‘UCL’ Wesson, astronomers, reassured us that there’s still a hell of a lot we don’t know about the Universe.

The Sound of the Ladies (, explored the galaxy through song, even uncovering some things that don’t exist.

This event was supported by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.