Richard Robinson

Think or Thwim

A show about creative thinking. This year is the 350th anniversary of the pendulum clock, the world’s first accurate timekeeper. Christian Huygens’ invention was a masterpiece of creative thinking. The show gets the students into thinking games – a sort of mind-jive, during which we discuss great inventors and how they did it, from Archimedes and the lever to George de Mestral and Velcro. By the end of the show they have invented six things – three new jokes and three new gizmos.

Aimed at 9-14 year-olds, but it works with all ages