Professor to hold interactive children's show to teach them about Covid

Professor to hold interactive children's show to teach them about Covid

by Tom Martin (October 2021)

A PROFESSOR from Crosbywho specialises in infectious diseases will host a free children’s event to help them learn more about Covid-19.

Professor Tom Solomon, who works at the University of Liverpool, will hold the free interactive show at the university’s Victoria Gallery and Museum this Saturday (October 23) at 3pm.

During the show, the audience will follow the adventures of Corry the Coronavirus who travels around the world, causing chaos and misery, until she is brought under control by a team of Super Scientists.

Along the way, the youngsters will learn how and why viruses emerge, what happens in a pandemic, and how humans can beat such threats in the future.

The children will play the role of Jason and the R-Go-Noughts and create their own poems.

The event is suitable for youngsters aged seven and upwards.

Professor Solomon said: “This has been a really tough time for children, whose lives have been turned upside down these last 18 months, through no fault of their own. The kids I know have been asking all sorts of questions, which their parents and teachers often can’t answer. The show provides a chance to discuss the issues in a relaxed friendly atmosphere, whilst also having a bit of fun.”

Professor Tom Solomon, who appears regularly on BBC Breakfast, is Director of the UK’s Emerging Infections Research Unit at the University of Liverpool, and an award-winning science communicator.

His last show ‘Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine’ had a complete sell out run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017.

Professor Solomon took care of Roald Dahl in the latter stages of his life and penned a book about the famous author.

In 1990, while Tom was a junior doctor, Roald Dahl became his patient and they struck up a friendly relationship, which the Crosby professor remembers fondly.

He has used the experience as inspiration to pen a book, called Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine.

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