Mr Ball is a television presenter and populariser of mathematics and science. He is best known for several children’s educational television programmes, such as Think of a Number, Think Again and Johnny Ball Reveals All. Johnny is the author of several books. They have been translated into 40 different languages, and some even sell well in China. His latest book is titled Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical. He once served as president of the National Association for Gifted Children and as an ambassador for British Engineering. He was also recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering for his services in promoting engineering as a career choice for young people. With no university experience or formal qualifications, Mr Ball is completely self-motivated. At age 82, he still lectures on maths and science for audiences of all ages.