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Bright Club (Manchester)

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/

Isobel Routledge

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!

Jessica Small

I am a postgraduate student currently studying an MSc at UCL in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology. I have a passion for all areas in science; ranging from archaeology to space exploration. My educational background suits biological and evolutionary science, but topics on contemporary scientific journalism and outreach are of great interest to me.

Natalie Masento

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.

Kaylee Jenkinson

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.

Florence Schechter

I am a freelance science communicator and all about making science fun and accessible. ***CV here: goo.gl/9Dp3xX *** After graduating with a BSc in Biochemistry from Uni of Birmingham, I have been performing and presenting at e.g. Science Showoff, The Big Bang Fair. In 2015, I worked at the BBC show QI for seven months. I've also volunteered at various science festivals. I'm interested in combining science with other media e.g. comedy, music, etc.

Alan Sheridan

I began my career as a junior deck officer in the merchant navy but left the sea to study and practice marketing which lead me to a time running a primary science communication company and on to my current role developing and distributing products that enhance science communication.

BSA Cambridge

I help organize SciBar and SciScreen events for the Cambridge branch of BSA (British Science Association). SciBar is an informal free talk in a pub, given by postdocs or scientists and engineers from the industry. SciScreen is a series of science films shown at the Arts Picturehouse with an introductory talk given by a scientist to discuss his or her field of research and how it is relevant to the film. Both are open to all, and very enjoyable and educational events.

James Krieger

I did a BSc in Biochemistry and an MRes in Structural Molecular Biology at Imperial College London then came to Cambridge for my PhD. I recently completed my PhD in Ingo Greger's group at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and am continuing to work there as a postdoc. I have been volunteering with the Cambridgeshire branch of the British Science Association for the last few years and currently have the role of publicity secretary.

Beth Yarwood Smith

I'm a marketing professional, with a great deal of enthusiasm for science communication, so I relish being able to apply my marketing and event skills to science events! I live north of London and I'm happy to travel. I'm creative, flexible and an excellent team player, and I'd love to be part of any event that helps convey vital scientific research to the public.

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