Welcome to Nick’s News 2024 – as you can see I’ve given it a shiny new title as not EVERYTHING that is happening is horrible.  Some of it’s quite nice, actually.  Anyway – on with show!

They seek him here they seek him there – Where’s Nick?  Has he become invisible?  Has he been eaten by a black hole in space?  No.  Nick Arnold has just been too busy even to talk about his NEWS for 2024 until uh-February.

Anyway – HERE IT IS!

MONDAY 29 JANUARY – Nick Arnold does a history talk on the Battle of Northam 1069 to the very grown-up Devonshire Association, Exeter.  NICK SAYS:  I was very grown-up (I can be sometimes) and only made a few silly jokes. I am a proper historian as well as a HORRIBLE SCIENCE author.

TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY – Nick Arnold @ Abercorn Senior School, London.  NICK SAYS:  I had a SUPER-CHARGED CRAZY Morning @ this lovely little school – with the full Horrible Science experience (complete with squishy bits)!

TUESDAY 5 MARCH – Nick Arnold @ Colne Primet Academy, Colne.  NICK SAYS:  This friendly school was the highlight of World Book Week this year – I had a great time so HAPPY HORRIBLE SCIENCE EVERYONE!

MONDAY 8 APRIL – Nick Arnold @ The International School of Monaco.  NICK SAYS:  I enjoyed presenting a virtual  event for this amazing International School!

MONDAY 22 APRIL – Nick Arnold @ The International School of Berne,  NICK SAYS:  It was a great to meet everyone (well, virtually everyone virtually) and we all had a HORRIBLY GREAT time!

THURSDAY 2 MAY – Nick Arnold @ Merchant Taylors Prep School, Rickmansworth.  NICK SAYS:  Years 1 and 2 were treated to the AWESOME HISTORY show on Knights and Castles – it was a real GOOD NIGHT – I mean, GOOD KNIGHT experience.  Everyone else had the HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOW and I bet the school’s still buzzing!

WEDNESDAY 22 – THURSDAY 23 MAY – Nick Arnold @ Kestle Barton Festival, Cornwall.  NICK SAYS:  Six great shows in Three GREAT Days – I’m tired out but everyone had a FUNTASTIC TIME at this Unique and Friendly Festival!  I had my very own HORRIBLE SCIENCE tent.

THURSDAY 11 JULY – FRIDAY 12 JULY – Nick Arnold @ Le Rocqueier School, Jersey.  NICK SAYS:  It was great to visit this super school again after a few years – I presented TWO very noisy and HORRIBLY HAPPY sessions – and everyone had a super-tastic time!

SATURDAY 13 JULY @ 2 pm – Nick Arnold @ the Jersey Festival of Words for JAC Children’s Festival, St Helier, Jersey.  NICK SAYS:   My sell-out show at the wonderful Jersey Arts Centre probably re-arranged some the ceiling lights with all the LAUGHING and CHEERING – THANK YOU EVERYONE for an AMAZING AFTERNOON!

FRIDAY 13 – SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER – Nick Arnold @ Appledore Book Festival, Devon.  NICK SAYS:  I founded this FANTASTIC FESTIVAL and I’m a patron but I don’t get to hear the programme until its announced.  I JUST KNOW IT’S GOING TO BE AMAZING!

TUESDAY 17  SEPTEMBER @ 1 pm – Nick Arnold @ Appledore Book Festival, Appledore Community Hall.  NICK SAYS:  I’m presenting a talk entitled The King, The Captain and the Spy – it’s the true secret History of some amazing wartime refugees.  You can get tickets for my talk or any other Appledore Book Festival event at


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