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. Search Out “Terry and Gabby – Johnny Ball” for Three amazing You Tube video’s.
Johnny often guests on TV and Radio chat shows. He contributes his knowledge on Climate Change, Wind and Solar Energy, Energy From Waste Plants and Nuclear Power. His 1998 stage musical “Energy Champions”, for NORWEB and Lancashire School audiences, had songs like “Save It, Don’t Waste It,” and “We want you to be Energy Champions.” He wrote and presented the video to open and explain Torness Nuclear Power Station. 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 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!
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