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Kyle D Evans reads your Pop Pedantry tweets

Friday 15th February 2019

Kyle D Evans – the one-man venn diagram intersection of maths, pop and comedy – returns to the Old Fire Station, Oxford on the 21st February with the highly anticipated follow-up to award-winning debut show, BORN TO SUM (Best Stand-up, Swindon Fringe 2018). (7PM, £8 / £5 concessions for ages 16+) (Tickets here)

Picking at the pedantic in pop, Kyle tackles math-pop conundrums such as, what are the full 50 ways to leave your lover, as Paul Simon only name-checks 5, and where would you have to live to avoid the romantic advances of The Proclaimers 500 mile walk?

Kyle is an award-winning musical comedian and science communicator (Famelab UK winner 2016) has performed at Cheltenham & Manchester Science festivals, Blue Dot, Green Man, Camp Bestival, London Science Museum, Edinburgh Fringe & more and is an occasional contributor to Radio 4’s flagship numbers show, ‘More or Less’.

Science Oxford’s Autumn Neagle asked social media to pose their Number 1 pop niggles to Kyle, watch him answer his Top 3!

1 – Tim Hughes, Editor of the Oxford Mail & Times needs the answer:

2 – Ronan Munroe, Nightshift Music Magazine puzzles…

3 – Science presenter and writer, Sally Le Page, queries:

Here are our social media pedantic pop conundrums – what are yours?

Sam Shepherd, Music Writer, Oxford demands:


Fadeless Splendour – Tim Smith laments those promised extra pints:

Dominic Utton is irate…

Autumn Neagle, Science Oxford is confused about The Bush’s Pi song, which has missing sequences of Pi (yes, she sang all the pis)…

Ronan comes back for more…

From Facebook:

Joy Division expressed a love of the binary system; if the Proclaimers had shared it, how might their ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ have been titled, and also – would Gloria Estefan’s 1-2-3 have been improved sung with the Fibonacci sequence?? – John Creavy, Engineer, Oxford

Tweet your questions and answers to us here @scienceoxford #mathpoppedant

Catch Kyle on the 21st at the Old Fire Station, Oxford 7PM (tickets here) and follow him on twitter @kyledevans





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