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28 November 2008

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Outreach goes universal
Two heroes of popular culture have just achieved a miracle of outreach for Quakers without even trying
  • Doctor Who star David Tennant and Andy Serkis, who plays the malevolent Gollum in The Lord of the Rings, gave remarkable performances last weekend on BBC2 (see Eye) in the story of two ‘heroes’ of science, Arthur Eddington and Albert Einstein
  • Can we thank them enough?

    Children have been known to watch Shakespeare if ‘Doctor Who’ is playing in it
  • The actor brings a vast TV audience with him
  • Likewise Andy Serkis, currently appearing in Little Dorrit on BBC1
  • Add to this a wonderful script by Peter Moffat and you have an almost captive audience of young and old watching how a scientist integrated – at some cost – his belief in God, his Quaker faith and his longing to know the workings of the universe
  • In many ways, although this was the tale of Einstein’s great discovery, the focus of attention dwelt more on Eddington, whose story is mostly unknown outside the scientific community

  • Judy Kirby & Bob Miller

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