Top science writer Marcus Chown and acclaimed historian and biographer Rebecca Fraser explore explosive new…Book Tickets
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Top science writer Marcus Chown and acclaimed historian and biographer Rebecca Fraser explore explosive new worlds in this two-part author event at The Collection.
Marcus writes about some pretty crazy ideas: Can time run backwards? Is there an infinity of universes playing out all possible histories? Was our universe a DIY experiment by extra-terrestrials in another universe? His award-winning THE ASCENT OF GRAVITY (Sunday Times Science Book of the Year 2017) explains why the force that keeps our feet on the ground holds the key to understanding time and the origin of the universe. In his latest book, BIG BANG, he takes us back to the first and biggest revolution of all. Marcus is cosmology consultant of New Scientist and a former radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology. He has done stand-up comedy and was a regular guest on the BBC4 comedy-science show, It’s Only A Theory, with Andy Hamilton and Reginald D Hunter, and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.
Rebecca is a writer and broadcaster, former chair of the Brontë Society and author of a stunning biography of Charlotte Brontë, and of A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF BRITAIN. In THE MAYFLOWER GENERATION she tells the epic story of one family’s flight from England, the background to why they left, the new life they forged in America and the tender relationship at the heart of Thanksgiving. She offers a new perspective on a classic story by showing the very human people behind what has become a part of the founding of America: details of domestic life in 17th century, histories of brave and vocal Puritan women and the sometimes violent contradictions between the beliefs of fathers and sons as they made the painful decisions which determined their future in America.