What a journey we're on.
We know so much nowadays that we forget how little we knew just a short while ago. My great grandparents didn't know about evolution. My grandparents had never herd of germs. My parents were astonished at the idea of atoms. When I was born nobody knew the structure of DNA. My son was born as we began to understand continental drift - how mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes happened. My grandson was born before the Higgs boson was discovered. Perhaps by the time my great grandchildren are born we will have worked out what the remaining 95% of the Universe - dark matter and dark energy - is all about.
Meanwhile enjoy the relatively tiny jaunt through February!
- Richard Robinson, Festival director.
Richard's talk 'Life, The Universe and Everything' explains everything from the Big Bang to Bognor Regis (except Bognor Regis) at Bright Sparks Sunday on February 14 .