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Professor Brian Cox: The Big Bang Live Lesson

The Big Bang and TES present a lesson with Professor Brian Cox, filmed live in February 2013.

The filming and streaming of this lesson for TES is kindly sponsored by AQA

Scientist Brian Cox rocketed into a winning school in West Sussex to present an extraordinary science lesson as part of The Big Bang Fair 2013.

If you missed it live, you can watch Professor Cox teaching the lucky group of Year 6, Year 7 and Year 8 students at any time on the TES website.

Professor Brian Cox - Big Bang live lesson
Check out the video recording of the 'lesson of a lifetime'.

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About our guest:

Professor Brian Cox, OBE is a British particle physicist, a Royal Society University Research Fellow, PPARC Advanced Fellow and Professor at the University of Manchester. He is the presenter of numerous television shows including Wonders of the Universe and Stargazing Live.

The Big Bang is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK. The Big Bang Fair will take place from 14-17 March 2013 at ExCeL London. Book your place now at

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Although Professor Cox was only able to answer a small number of questions during the live lesson, our Science adviser Alessio Bernadelli has been working hard to try and answer as many of the rest of the questions as possible.

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