The writing life from popular science author Brian Clegg.
Thursday, 1 August 2013
After the shoot
A couple of weeks ago I had the very enjoyable experience of spending a couple of hours in the company of the BBC's business editor, Robert Peston. In a series of five short pieces, Robert has been finding out more about a number of things that have fascinated him but eluded him over the years. He has learned to do Punch and Judy, to paint a landscape and to order his Chinese takeaway in Mandarin. And I had a go at teaching him quantum physics. We met at the Science Museum Library at Wroughton near Swindon, a location I had suggested as a good sciencey backdrop.
Although it was a bit slow going as anything with a camera involved tends to be - and I'm rather sad at just how much as ended up on the cutting room floor - I think it went pretty well. See what you think:
Author of Dice World, Gravity, The Universe Inside You, Build Your Own Time Machine, Inflight Science, Before the Big Bang, A Brief History of Infinity, The God Effect and more, Brian spends most of his time these days writing popular science books and giving talks.