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Do you have what it takes? – Evening Lecture with BBC Two Astronauts star Dr James Allen

22nd November 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Piran Theatre
Falmouth Rd
Truro TR1 2HU
Miss Katrina Cameron
Do you have what it takes? - Evening Lecture with BBC Two Astronauts star Dr James Allen @ Piran Theatre | England | United Kingdom

We are delighted to announce that this Thursday we will be playing host to BBC Two’s ‘Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?’ finalist, Dr James Allen.

A local science teacher, Dr Allen was one of thousands selected to prove themselves the best candidate to send to outer space. Astronaut and former Commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield, former NASA medical researcher Dr Kevin Fong, and psychologist Dr Iya Whiteley, chose 12 exceptional applicants to take part in the series. He made it all the way to the finals alongside the show’s overall winner, Dr Suzie Imber, who visited Truro High to inspire 100s of schoolchildren from across the county earlier this year.

The evening will offer a fascinating insight into the intensive training Dr Allen undertook and the challenges he faced. There will also be the chance for audience members to undertake a short training session with Dr Allen as part of the lecture.

The lecture will take place in the Piran Theatre by the Daniell Road Car Park on Thursday 22 November. Doors will open at 6.45pm.

The event is free of charge however spaces are limited so please reserve yours today by emailing

Published by: Grace Kennard

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