Win a class Big Bang lesson with star Brian

PROFESSOR Brian Cox is on a mission to turn one lucky school class into budding astrologers as he returns for The Big Bang Lesson: Take 2.

Schools entered in their thousands last year for the chance to have the TV scientist turn up and teach a star-studded science lesson.

And together with The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, which will take place in Birmingham next March, he is back and this time he is taking the winning class on location.

School children, teachers and parents in Northumberland can now enter their class (or child’s class) into the special prize draw, which will see the winners whisked off to the University of Manchester’s world famous Jodrell Bank Observatory on January 19.

They will enjoy a mind-blowing workshop in the Discovery Centre, get up close to the Observatory’s gigantic Lovell Telescope and discover more about the solar system with fun, interactive activities.

Professor Cox said: “The scientific world is hugely fascinating and moving and if it’s taught in the right way, it can be tremendously inspiring and a lot of fun.

“So, for all those schools in Northumberland who want to come on an exciting journey with me, get entering today.”

Register for the chance to take part in The Big Bang Lesson: Take 2 by visiting or

Entry closes on Monday, December 5.