Friday, September 02, 2011

On the stage!

Hello all

Oh my. Who would have thought it? Am I about to be rehabilitated?

My hands tremble slightly as I write this message. For so long has my dream to bring parasitology to the public been thwarted. For so long have I been consigned to living anonymously, keeping hidden all my ambitions, squandering my talents, looking forlornly out over the public engagement landscape and wondering - will my time ever come?

Well, yes, dear reader, pondering has ceased, as my time has, indeed, come. For I am to leave the barn that I now call home and take to the stage. In just a few short weeks I will be heading, in person, to the North East of England, to reach out, personally, to young minds with mind-blowing ideas that they shall literally carry with them for the rest of their lives.

I have my former marketing manager, Dr Mark Booth, to thank. He has secured some funding from the Beacon programme for Public Engagement that will allow me catch the train northwards and pay my expenses for up to 4 appearances. Not only that, but he'll pay for Dolores (wife) and Ravel (assistant) to travel with me. Now all I have to do is think of what to present. I have some, indeed many, ideas.

Sadly I cannot reveal exactly where I will be performing as there is a long-standing bounty on my head (see very early postings in this blog). The performances will be invitation only, unfortunately. However, unlike my acclaimed appearance in Cardiff a while back, I will, this time at least, not be wearing a Darth Vader mask to disguise my appearance. Those who see me on the stage will be confident that it is actually Dr Joseph Mcrumble in front of them. I can't wait!

best wishes