Are We Nearly Here Yet?

Mentored by Richard Robinson
For ages: 7 - 18
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest


The story of life, the universe and everything is almost finished. We're almost there. After two years of writing, with lots of people's input, lots of  scientists' contributions and fantastically hard work keeping the words easy, the facts plain and the drama rolling, the tale can be told - nearly. Just one step more needed: Now Richard Robinson's task is to make the pictures Each week for the next 11 weeks, beginning on Saturday February 13th, Richard tells the story, chapter by chapter, with a full display of drawings, paintings and visuals. Reading the chapter takes just ten minutes, then there will be games and experiments, based around the chapter's main theme (this week the theme is gravity) and the questions that arise. The full story (11 chapters) is all about you - your appearance as a hydrogen atom shortly after the Big Bang, and your adventures through exploding stars, under-water volcanoes, evolution, bacteria, worms, dinosaurs, apes, humans, parents, neighbours, war...

About your Mentor

About your Mentor


Science is amazing, though dealing with the lingo is frustrating - a constant barrier between us and the amazement waiting out there for us. My mission is to share the excitement, but simplify the language so we can all do it. I've written 20 books about science, mostly for 7-11 year-olds. Over the past 15 years I have continued to encourage scientific thinking via the Brighton Science Festival, and the Pocket Science Funfair. There's plenty to do: we need to understand a lot of things, from the huge to the tiny (think climate change and viruses). Let's keep on trying.

Learning aims

Understanding the past should help us cope with the present and prepare for the future

Are We Nearly Here Yet? block mentored by Richard Robinson
Are We Nearly Here Yet? block mentored by Richard Robinson

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Enhanced DBS

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Pricing information

Standard price: £1

The ticket price is per screen

Pricing information


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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