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29th September 2015, 10:50am
TV presenter Jason Bradbury talks future tech for Great Minds series
Jason Bradbury The technology that we can expect to see in the future will be discussed by technology expert and TV presenter Jason Bradbury as part of the University of Lincoln’s Great Minds lecture series.

Jason, who presents Channel 5’s The Gadget Show and is known for exotic DIY gadget builds including the world’s first ‘phone glove’, and the One-wheel – as Jason describes it “the closest thing to a Hoverboard I can find” – will talk about the astonishing pace of growth we are currently witnessing in technology.

The lecture, entitled Back To Your Future in honour of the famous Back to the Future film franchise’s upcoming 30th anniversary, will be presented at 6pm on 7th October 2015 at the University’s main Brayford Pool Campus. Admission is free but booking is essential.

“From the Human Genome project that took 15 years to crack and billions of dollars, to the home DNA kit that now costs just £150 and a week to process, there are numerous examples of the blistering speed of change in store for us over just the next five to ten years, let alone our deep future,” said Jason.

“If you think you have seen growth in science and technology over the last ten years, the pace of innovation during the next ten will knock your head off.”

As well as his TV and inventing work, Jason is also a children’s author, the holder of seven Guinness World Records, and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Lincoln who teaches on Product Design and Computer Science degrees.

His talk will be the latest in the University’s Great Minds lecture series, which aims to provide inspirational insights into different aspects of society – from the entertainment world to elite sport – for school and college students in Years 11, 12 and 13. A limited number of places are also available to the public.

It will take place a day before the first ever Future Fest event at the University of Lincoln, which invites audiences to explore and experience 30 years of advancements in robotics, games computing, media, art and science. The event is free to attend.

This season’s Great Minds lecture series features television presenter and naturalist Chris Packham, Speaker of the House of Commons the Rt Hon John Bercow MP and the award-wining crime writer Ann Cleeves, among others. Other speakers to have previously given guest lectures include the multi-award-winning actor John Hurt, the Olympian and sports broadcaster Steve Cram, and the scientist and writer Baroness Susan Greenfield.

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