Science of the Time Lords

26 - 27 January 2019

Time to discover the science behind one of the world’s most popular TV franchises, if you can come out from behind the sofa for long enough of course!

Image from Science of the Time Lords 2017

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Join the National Space Centre for a fun family weekend where we look at the fact behind the fiction.

An event for families, children and fans to enjoy, there is a jam-packed schedule of workshops, competitions, challenges, talks, exhibitions and lots of your favourite terrifying foes to encounter.


  • Science Stage
  • Special Guests
  • Awesome Exhibition
  • Hyperspace Hypermarket
  • Artist Alley
  • Craft Zone

Saturday Guests

Sylvester McCoy

The Seventh Doctor

With his trademark panama hat and question mark umbrella, the Seventh incarnation of the Time Lord from Gallifrey will be making his fourth visit to The National Space Centre. You may also recognise Sylvester from his role as Radagast in the hit trilogy; The Hobbit.

Saturday Only

Paul McGann

The Eighth Doctor

Paul starred in the 1987 dark comedy Withnail and I, and as the eighth incarnation of the Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television film, a role he reprised in more than 70 audio dramas and the 2013 mini-episode “The Night of the Doctor”. McGann is also known for playing Lieutenant William Bush in Hornblower and Professor John Gaskell in Holby City.

Saturday Only

Peter Davison

The Fifth Doctor

Peter was the fifth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, which he played from 1981 to 1984. Peter’s real life daughter is actress Georgia Moffett, who played The Doctor’s daughter Jenny in the episode “The Doctor’s Daughter”. In December 2011 she married Scottish actor David Tennant, who played the Tenth Doctor, making them a true Time Lord family.

Saturday Only

Colin Baker

The Sixth Doctor

The sixth incarnation of the Doctor, from 1984 to 1986. However, he made his first appearance in Doctor Who as Commander Maxil in the story Arc of Infinity (1983) and was one of the few characters to actually shoot the Doctor, then played by Peter Davison.

Saturday Only

Sunday Guests

Janet Fielding

Janet Fielding is known for her role as Tegan Jovanka, a companion of the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker), and later of the Fifth Doctor, (Peter Davison), however, she also made a guest appearance on Jim’ll Fix It in a Doctor Who-related sketch alongside Colin Baker’s Doctor in 1985 (A Fix with Sontarans) and played Mel during Sylvester McCoy’s audition for the part of the Seventh Doctor!

Sunday Only

Sarah Sutton

Sarah Sutton is best known for her role as Nyssa in Doctor Who. Nyssa was first the companion to Tom Baker and then to Peter Davison, from 1981 to 1983. Sarah has reprised her role in several of the Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio dramas, as well as appearing in the one-off 50th anniversary comedy homage The Five(ish) Doctors.

Sunday Only

Shobna Gulati

Shobna has become a household name for her role as Anita in Victoria Wood’s “dinnerladies” and as Sunita, in ‘Coronation Street’, however, Shobna has recently joined the cast of Doctor Who as Najia Khan in Arachnids in the UK and Demons of the Punjab.

Sunday Only

Louise Jameson

Louise is best known for her appearances in British TV series EastEnders, Doctor Who, Bergerac, and Tenko. Louise appeared as Leela, the leather-clad barbarian warrior companion of the fourth Doctor (40 episodes from 1977-8). Jameson continues to reprise the characters of Leela and Anne Reynolds in audio plays produced by Big Finish Productions.

Sunday Only

Katy Manning

Katy is best known for her part as the companion Jo Grant (1971–73) alongside Jon Pertwee’s incarnation of the Doctor. Katy voices Jo Grant in the Companion Chronicles Audio Adventures, and she is also the voice of the Time Lord Iris Wildthyme in several of the Big Finish Productions. Katy returned to Doctor Who in the Sarah Jane Adventures with Matt Smith as Jo Jones and has featured in audio adventures for the last 12 years as Time Lady Iris Wildethyme

Sunday Only

Autographs, photographs and Q&A

Add to your visit with one of our fantastic autograph, photograph and Q & A packages. These tickets are additional and do NOT include entry to the event.

Guests are subject to change and cancellation. Tickets are not refundable and non-transferable.

Artist Alley

Grant Perkins

A comic book artist and writer from Margate in Kent. He is best known for creating the Doctor Who comic “Strax and the Time Shark” and working for 2000ad and Titan comics.

Chris Achilleos

Chris Achilleos is a British illustrator, painter and conceptual artist. Over the past 45 years, he has created some of the best loved fantasy and glamour art and is acknowledged as UK’s foremost fantasy artist.

Achilleos is best known for his unique interpretation of stunning amazons, epic dragons and paintings inspired by ancient civilizations and mythology. His works have adorned hundreds of fantasy book covers in the seventies and eighties, including novels by Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs and Michael Moorcock. He is also well known for the popular graphic style Dr Who illustrations he produced for the original Target Books Dr Who novelisations.

Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson is a CG artist and filmmaker from Belfast.

Mostly known for his work with the Gerry Anderson estate, he is also a major practitioner in the Doctor Who, including his video work for Big Finish and designing the Stained Glass Dalek.

Carolyn Edwards

Carolyn has been working as a professional freelance artist for nearly 20 years. She specialises in Doctor Who portraiture.

She has been commissioned by: Tenth Planet, David Howe, BBC Studios, Big Finish, BBC books, and Titan Comics among others, and has created illustrations for many charity anthologies and fanzines.

Her paintings and prints are in private collections around the world.

Stuart Manning

Illustrator Stuart Manning is a London-based graphic designer, specialising in digital illustration and photographic art direction. 

Doctor Who fans know him from his extensive work in creating promotional illustrations and retro-style posters of recent seasons and classic serials.  He has also recently art directed Jodie Whittaker and the TARDIS team for Radio Times photoshoots, designed title graphics for Doctor Who blu-ray special features and cover art for other British TV releases, including Quatermass and the Pit.

This is a PREMIUM EVENT – Annual Passes and vouchers are NOT valid on
this event.

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