But that’s okay. As Cox reminds us, all scientists can really do is ask these questions – even if they don’t manage to answer them, that failure uncovers fresh paths to follow. Cox tries to keep things light with turns from various minor celebs including Rufus Hound and Charles Dance and a few snatched moments in the Tardis with Matt Smith.
Even so, you’ll need to concentrate – the science is smartly explained but remains mind-bending. Still, if ‘Doctor Who’ and Brian Cox have anything in common, it’s persuading us that all minds need a little bending from time to time.
Tales On Moon Lane Children's Bookshop
Just a stone's throw from Herne Hill station, Tales On Moon Lane is easy to find and even easier to spot given its delightful exterior, which is beautifully painted to resemble a circus tent. This lovely local bookshop was founded by Tamara Macfarlane in 2003 and has since provided the tots, toddlers and young adults of southeast London with practical picture books and rad reads. Regular events are held instore, too, including storytelling sessions, reading and writing classes, literary festivals and half-term activities. Check their website to see what they have coming up.