PROFESSOR Brian Cox will today receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick. He will be presented with the honour at a ceremony today as part of the university’s winter graduation ceremonies. In material released by the university to advertise the event: “Professor Brian has said in a number of interviews that when he was aged 12, Carl Sagan’s the book and TV series Cosmos first inspired him to become a physicist. “However his first career was in rock music, initially joining the rock band Dare in 1989. “In 1993, he joined the UK rock band D:Ream, which had a number of hits, including the number one “Things Can Only Get Better,” D:Ream disbanded in 1997 but Brian had also been studying physics alongside his musical career “In 1995 Brian obtained a first class honours degree in physics from the University of Manchester and in 1998 a PhD in High Energy Particle Physics for his work at the Hadron Elektron Ring Anlage (HERA) … [Read more...] about Professor Brian Cox to receive honorary doctorate from University of Warwick today
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Professor Brian Cox and iconic footballer Brendon Batson OBE will be among those to be given honorary degrees by the University of Warwick. Along with Prof Cox and the former West Brom star, honorary degrees will also be handed to social entrepreneur Rashid Bhayat, founder and CEO of the Positive Youth Foundation; author Ken Follet CBE; leading businesswoman Dame Fiona Kendrick DBE; and award-winning BBC journalist and broadcaster Ritula Shah. The university's winter degrees ceremonies will take place from January 16 to 18, 2019, in the Butterworth Hall of Warwick Arts Centre. Professor Brian Cox Prof Cox has said in a number of interviews that when he was aged 12, Carl Sagan's book and TV series Cosmos first inspired him to become a physicist. However, his first career was in rock music, initially joining the rock band Dare in 1989. In 1993, he joined the UK rock band D:Ream, which had a number of hits, including the No.1 Things Can Only Get Better. D:Ream disbanded in 1997 but Brian … [Read more...] about Professor Brian Cox on list to be honoured at Warwick Uni
Due to phenomenal demand a string of extra dates have been added to Professor Brian Cox, OBE’s forthcoming world tour – including an extra date at the Brighton Centre. Originally Professor Cox was just going to bring his show ‘Universal: Adventures in Space and Time’ to Brighton on February 26, 2019, with tickets sold more than a year in advance.Now he has confirmed he will also perform in Brighton on Saturday, September 14, 2019 – with tickets going on sale this Friday (November 2) at 10am, priced from £35.Having set two Guinness World Record titles with his previous sell-out live UK and Ireland tour, this tour is taking in venues around the world spanning the UK, North America, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.READ MORE: Threat to Brighton’s vibrant music sceneWhat the audience can expectThe show will take the audiences to the edge of our current understanding about the origin and evolution of our Solar System and the Universe, … [Read more...] about Professor Brian Cox adds extra Brighton date to his tour
PROFESSOR Brian Cox has brought his expertise on all things space to telly - and he's now, for many, the face of popular science. But Brian was not always lecturing on the stars, as he has a little-known past in 90s dance music behind him. Here's what we know about him... Who is Professor Brian Cox, how old is he and what is his background? Professor Brian Cox is a 50-year-old physicist, who serves as professor of particle physics as the University of Manchester, but is better known for his science-based books and TV shows. Unlike some scientists, he does not identify as an atheist, but has "no personal faith" and describes himself as a humanist. Born in Oldham, Yorkshire - to banker parents - young Brian was into hobbies like bus spotting and dancing, before Carl Sagan's book Cosmos got him on to physics. However, he got a D in his Maths A-Level - and his first major pursuit in life was music. He played keyboard with the rock band Dare from 1988 to 1991, and released two albums with … [Read more...] about How old is Professor Brian Cox, who is his wife Gia Milinovich, what band was he in and what TV shows has he presented?
Jeremy Clarke 28 July 2018 9:00 AM 28 July 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Towering above this medieval French village is dun-coloured cliff of volcanic rock, dramatically floodlit at night, topped by two ancient lookout towers. A wide waterfall once flowed over this cliff and at night the floodlights pick out the grooves and caverns worn away over thousands of years. For the last couple of millennia these caverns have been the dwelling places of all sorts of refugees and paupers and one of the larger ones was turned into a hospice for old soldiers of Napoleon’s citizen army. The rock is too hard and impervious to allow for much modification of the cavern walls, but a rough stone wall with window and doorway built across a cavern opening affords a perfectly dry and secure dwelling place. I can vouch for this because since last Thursday I’ve been living and sleeping in one. The bed is at the narrowing whitewashed point … [Read more...] about At 62, I’m looking for a hole in a rock