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Ian B Dunne

Ian B Dunne

Science with a smile!

Ian B Dunne is a science presenter and showman who performs the most engaging science. Using a vast array of props, demos and pretty pictures, his shows are sure to entertain and educate. Working with all age groups and abilities he has performed all over the country at schools festivals and more. Bringing a unique mixture of science and humour, he uses all the skills of a stand up to make the subject come alive and enthral.

He has inspired audiences across the country for quite a few years.

Presentations such as 'Science Magic...Magic Science' which is all demonstrations from resonance and the theremin and musical tesla coils to the classic pulling a rabbit out of a hat. His use of a Van de Graaff has been described by some body who should really know as “ a wonderful piece of performance, combining the machine and his own body.” It is excellent for secondary audiences and the general public.

Other presentations include 'Science...The Best Bits' looking at the range and breath of science, from gravity to singing dinosaurs. The one for primary schools, it never fails to get their attention.

'Great Inventors', 'Great Moments of Science', 'Not Just a Pretty Flower' and 'The Condensed History of the Universe' are among so many shows are in his repertoire.

Testimonials from Teachers

"Ian Dunne has been engaging both pupils and staff at my school with his talks on Science for over ten years now. I have been impressed by his professionalism and his witty and informative delivery of key scientific concepts. He has held the attention of hundreds of pupils at a time and his evening Science shows have drawn in many visitors from the community."

– Dr Mark Buckley, Assistant in Science, Thornden School

“Ian makes Science engaging and entertaining for everyone! Ian B Dunne is one of the highlights of our Science and Engineering Festival and visitors look forward to his show every year, even if they have seen it before!”

– Zena Hilton, Festivals Lead – Public Engagement, University of Southampton

"I met Ian Dunne at a talk for teachers at INTECH. I was so impressed by his exuberance and passion for Science that I asked him to visit school. Since then he’s visited many times. Each time the children and staff have been absolutely spellbound by his enthusiasm, the never ending extent of his knowledge and his sense of fun. Children have told me, ‘he was the best visitor ever!’ and that ‘he made me want to be a scientist!’ A truly inspirational speaker, demonstrating that making Science fun really does helps children learn!"

– Mrs Jenny Byrne, Deputy Headteacher​

The event was great and Ian was fantastic!

– Ruth Thornton, Assistant Headteacher, Wildern School

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  • Technology
  • Primary
  • Science
  • Assemblies and Celebrations Events

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