Ask Johnny Ball

Johnny worked for Channel 5 in 2003. Each day he was given Three Surprise Questions on Any Subject. 45 minutes later he delivered the answers including a demonstration of 5 to 7 minutes without Autocue. They can all be seen at “Terry and Gabby – Johnny Ball” with Three amazing 45 minute You Tube video’s.

Johnny guests on TV and Radio chat shows. He contributes his knowledge on Climate Change, Energy From Waste Plants and Nuclear Power. His 1998 stage musical “Energy Champions”, for NORWEB and Lancashire School audiences, featured “Save It, Don’t Waste It,” and “We want you to be Energy Champions.” He wrote and presented the video to open Torness Nuclear Power Station. He has great depth of engineering knowledge, having worked for many multi-nationals including National Grid (seven years).

Johnny Ball is definitely NOT A DENIER OF CLIMATE CHANGE, nor has he ever been such. But he does frown on blatant exaggeration and alarmism. As a speaker, he always tries to express rationality and confidence in the future rather than doom and gloom, which he does strongly and effectively, while explaining many aspects of Maths, Science and Education.

He has written and delivered talks on Galileo, John Dalton, Gregor Mendel, Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, Matthew Boulton (who made James Watt a success), William Murdoch, Joseph Priestley, Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Lady Ada Byron – Countess of Lovelace, Brunel, Florence Nightingale, Edison and Swan and Albert Einstein.

He is most proud of his Books on Mathematics, culminating in the 480 page, Wonders Beyond Numbers – a Brief History of all things Mathematical 2019, Bloomsbury. Prof Ian Stewart said of “Wonders” – It’s a Winner! Had I known this book as a teenager, I would have devoured it!

In the USA, Go Figure (All About Number, UK) won their Blue Ribbon and is in the Chicago Depository of Great Books. Why Pi? (All About Maths, UK) was voted best kids science book on the market. Today 85% of his royalties come from China. His “Sat Nav Savvy” article for Encarta Online Encyclopaedia, got 5% of all hits for the entire site in one Month.

Though his long time love is TV, Radio and Live Presenting, he has always been A Writer, as his Passport shows