I have worked in the conservation sector as a volunteer and professionally for most of my life. I have a PhD from University of Oxford on "Biodiversity Indicators and Conservation Priorities" as well as MSc from Birkbeck College and Imperial College. I have spent extensive periods of time in the field carrying out research in the tropics.
Bright Club Manchester is the comedy club where researchers, from all fields and backgrounds, take to the stage to perform short stand-up comedy routines about their work. Why? Because it’s fun, interesting, and genuinely useful. Comedy and research have a lot in common. Most of our performers have no experience of doing stand-up comedy, or haven’t even considered it before, but that does not matter. We provide training and support and a transformation occurs. http://brightclubmcr.org.uk/
Sandy Starr is Communications Officer at the Progress Educational Trust, www.progress.org.uk - a charity that advances public understanding of science, law and ethics in the fields of human genetics, assisted conception, embryology and stem cell research - and is Webmaster of the charity's flagship publication BioNews. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the charity Autistica, and he produces and speaks at debates at the Battle of Ideas festival organised annually by the Institute of Ideas.
Phil has always had a passion for science ever since he was a child. His enthusiasm and persistence’s to explore, discover and share science of the natural world earned him the nickname ‘Phil Oddie’ after a famous English Naturalist. He was a UK National FameLab finalist and has since pursued a career in Science Communication at the University Hull as a Science Outreach Officer. As well as event management, Phil is a performer of science shows, science busker and public speaker.
I am in my third and final year of BSc Neuroscience at King's College London. I am very interested in Science Communication and intend to continue my formation through an MSc in Science Communication at Imperial next year. Even though Science is one of my biggest passions, I am also very interested in Visual Media, Arts and Journalism. I have over three years experience in Photography and film-making and have completed an on-line course in Modern Art and museums from the Museum of Modern Arts.
I am a postgraduate research student in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. I've written for a variety of audiences (e.g. https://blog.wellcome.ac.uk/author/shortsweetscience/), and organized and presented at a range of live science events. Looking for new opportunities, particularly to perform or speak. My pet project is to develop a contemporary circus (aerial and/or acrobatic) piece about the environment, health, people and/or animals and am looking for collaborators to help me out!
Free Word is the only international centre for literature, literacy and free expression in the world. We develop local, national and international collaborations that explore the transformative power of words. Free word is a space for creativity, discovery and dissent. We bring together pioneering organisations from across literature, literacy and free expression providing them with a safe space to experiment, to try out new ideas and to start conversations.
I have a background in psychology and neuroscience however my PhD brought me into the field of nutrition and health. I currently work at the British Medical Journal as an Evidence Reviewer, systematically assessing current medical research. I've presented my research at international conferences and invited seminars but have also been involved in Science Communication events. I am a Sunday Assembly Reading organiser and looking for fellow Scientists to give talks at our events.
I am the Exhibitions & Events Officer at Manchester Craft & Design Centre - based in the heart of Manchester's creative Northern Quarter. We have 4 temporary exhibitions a year in our former fishmarket building, and are surrounded by over 30 local businesses in our open artist studios. Our exhibitions feature contemporary craft and design makers, both local and national - from early career to more established. I'm passionate about design, craft, and the arts - and where they cross into science.