Punch,  44 (1863), 213.

Science for Schools



Introduction, Drollery; Reportage, Spoof


Education, Light, Lecturing, Science Communication

    Introduces a spoof lecture given to a class of rowdy school children by 'Professor Petgoose' on 'the Theories of Light'. The apparently verbatim transcript of what was said during the lecture reveals the lecturer's repeated attempts to be heard above the noice of his class, his subjection to peas fired from peashooters, and his troubled attempts to show that light makes distinct everything in reach of its rays.

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