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Science graduate’s less serious side

Michelle Everington and Nolan Fox

A former UTAS Tasmanian devil scientist is on the lookout for students who want to master a unicycle, learn to juggle and try a host of other circus performance tricks.

Bachelor of Science graduate Nolan Fox has plans to set up a UTAS Circus Society, which would meet once a week at the Newnham campus.

Mr Fox said some of the skills he hoped to teach others included juggling, roller balling, hula hoop, unicycle, diablo spinning, devil-stick twirling, acrobatics and more.

“I have been doing circus performances around Tassie professionally for the past four years,” Mr Fox said.

“I like the idea of people showing up not just for the circus stuff, but also just to socialise as well. I’m hoping to attract anyone who is interested in playing and having fun.

“It’s fun. For me -- I do engineering and a few other side projects, and used to work as a scientist -  this is how I like to unwind my brain.”

Anyone who would like to find out more about the UTAS Circus Society can contact

Picture: Third-year Bachelor of Health Science student Michelle Everington and circus performer Nolan Fox strut their stuff at the Newnham campus.

Published on: 26 Jul 2011 4:41pm