An Evening with Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox is coming to Rotherham to inspire our aspiring scientists and engineers.

Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox OBE is Professor of Particle Physics at The University of Manchester, The Royal Society Professor for Public Engagement in Science and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

As a broadcaster, he has presented a number of highly acclaimed science programmes for the BBC, boosting the popularity of subjects such as astronomy and physics and garnering a host of accolades, including two Royal Television Society awards and a Peabody Award for Wonders Of The Solar System.

He has also authored a series of best-selling books, including the widely acclaimed Human Universe and Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos, and is recognised as the foremost communicator for all things scientific.

His critically acclaimed BBC series, Forces of Nature, aired in 2016, and he hosted a new series of Stargazing Live, as well as Stargazing: Moon Landing Special in the summer of 2019.

He holds two Guinness World Record titles for his sell out live tours, the most recent of which – for most tickets sold for a science show – was set during his current world tour which is taking in venues around the world and saw 11,433 people attend his show at

The Arena Birmingham (he also holds the current records for most tickets sold for a science tour at over 150,000).

Brian’s latest BBC Two series, The Planets, aired in May 2019 and was greeted by rave critical and audience reviews, becoming one of the channel’s most watched series of the year with huge consolidated audiences. It is also airing internationally and was watched by half a billion people in China.

Well Rotherham

This summer, Well Rotherham in partnership with Rotherham Metropolitan Council, Sheffield, City Council, Harworth Group PLc and the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) were lucky enough to support 23 young people on a three-day trip to London to take part in the school. Well Rotherham is a project that is creating healthy communities by working with local people to inspire change.

Kris MacKay, Programme Manager for Well Rotherham said: “It was such a fantastic experience to be able to go to London. Watching these young people who are so passionate about the world of science start their journey as ambassadors was an incredible opportunity. 

“Over the next year they’ll be working together to help us co-produce the satellite event. This will be happening in November 2020 and it will be such a joy and privilege to have Professor Brian Cox come and join us.”  

It was always the intention Professor Cox and Lord Mawson to create a northern satellite event and Rotherham has been chosen to pioneer the northern expansion.

“The practice of science happens at the border between the known and the unknown. Standing on the shoulders of giants, we peer into the darkness with eyes opened not in fear but in wonder.”

- Professor Brian Cox

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