The One Show’s ‘science bloke’ to present University Christmas lecture

Posted on 24th November 2017

Marty Jopson, the self-acclaimed ‘science bloke’ who regularly appears on The One Show on BBC One, is presenting this year’s special Christmas lecture at the University of Chester’s Thornton Science Park. 

Marty Jopson when he visited Kingsway Campus earlier this year
Marty Jopson when he visited Kingsway Campus earlier this year

He will be exploring the laws of physics during the evening lecture, ‘Dangerous Equations’, which takes place on Wednesday, December 13. 

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is hosting the one hour lecture for students, families and friends as part of its Christmas Lectures series at Thornton Science Park, which brings Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to life.

Using some cunning equations, Marty will explore a series of fun topics, including how a piece of string can travel at 900 miles per hour, the science of loud explosions and the mathematics behind a karate chop.

Marty will be requiring audience participation as part of this exciting lecture, which will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Angela Lupton, Higher Education STEM Co-ordinator at the University, said: “We are delighted to have Dr Marty Jopson deliver our annual Faculty of Science and Engineering, Christmas lecture at Thornton Science Park. Young people from schools across Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and Shropshire will be coming on the day and we are sure Marty will inspire these young people to consider a future career in STEM.”

Marty has spent 10 years presenting science and history on TV and has also been making props for TV programmes, museums and live events for the last 13 years.

The lecture is free and open to all. To book a place, visit

Tea and coffee are available from 6pm, with the lecture starting at 6.30pm.