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Anjana Ahuja on the World Cup, truth and a feast in Cheltenham

By Anjana Ahuja   June 2010

Star turn: physicist Brian Cox

Steve Haake will be talking a complete load of balls at the Royal Institution in London on 8th June, to coincide with the World Cup kick-off in South Africa a few days later. The professor of sports engineering will reveal how modern developments such as lightweight boots and differently designed balls have changed the beautiful game.

“Of course England are going to win, darling.” “No, you’re not going bald.” Both fibs, of course. But why do we tell them so frequently? The renowned psychologist and writer Dorothy Rowe will be spilling the truth about…

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