Ask Johnny Ball


Johnny worked on the Terry and Gabby Show 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. Search Out Three amazing videos on You Tube under “Terry and Gabby Johnny Ball”.

Johnny is often a guest on TV and Radio chat shows. In the past he has often contribute his thoughts on Climate Change, Wind and Solar Energy, Energy From Waste Plants, Fracking and Nuclear Power. In 1998 he wrote “Energy Champions”, a stage musical for NORWEB and Lancashire School audiences, with songs including “Save It, Don’t Waste It,” and “We want you to be Energy Champions.” Thirty years ago, he wrote and presented the video to open and explain Torness Nuclear Power Station) as he has great depth of knowledge, having worked for many multi-nationals including National Grid in the 1990’s.

Johnny Ball is definitely NOT A DENIER OF CLIMATE CHANGE, nor has he ever been such. But he does frown on over-simplification and blatant exaggeration and alarmism. He feels that as a speaker, one should always try to express rationality and confidence in the future rather than doom and gloom. He does that strongly and effectively, while talking on many aspects of Maths, Science and Education.

He has written and delivered talks on Galileo, Gregor Mendel, Newton, Faraday, Boulton and Watt, William Murdoch, Joseph Priestley, Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Lady Ada Byron – Countess of Lovelace, Brunel, Florence Nightingale and Albert Einstein.

But he is most proud of his Books on Mathematics, culminating in the 480 page, Wonders Beyond Numbers – a Brief History of all things Mathematical 2017, Bloomsbury.

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, his occupation has always been Writer, as stated in his Passport.