Professor Brian Cox on stage in front of a computer generated image of a planet

A night of inspiration with Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox CBE FRS will be returning to Oldham to provide a night of inspiration for Oldham’s young people at an event organised by Mahdlo Youth Zone.

The event later this year will see over 800 young people in attendance. We will be contacting all local schools and colleges with an invite for their students to attend this out of this world opportunity.

it’s always a great pleasure to give talks in my hometown and to support the magnificent work that Mahdlo is doing. My first live show at the Queen Elizabeth Hall was with my band Dare in 1989. I hope this time my show will be more informative and quieter.

Professor Brian Cox CBE FRS

Chief Executive Lucy Lees said “we wanted to do something special for the town’s young people to start the new academic year feeling inspired and positive about their futures. Professor Cox is an Honorary Patron of Mahdlo and when we asked him to come back to his home town to provide a night of inspiration we were absolutely delighted he said yes. It’s been a horrific time over the last 16 months for us all, young people in the town have disproportionally felt the full force of the impact the Pandemic has had. We’ve seen a decrease in young people’s aspirations, hopes and dreams for the future and an increase in concern about their education. We hope this event will be a turning point for us all.”

Chris Wareing, Chairman at Mahdlo added “as a charity Mahdlo exists to provide the young people of Oldham with opportunities to support them to be the very best they can be. An evening with Professor Brian Cox would undoubtedly do this, raise aspirations and inspire our young people to reach for the stars.”

Schools can contact Mahdlo in advance of the invitation being circulated by emailing events@mahdloyz.org

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