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 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 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.
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.
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.
I am BSc (Hons) graduand in Pharmacology. I have a good understanding and knowledge of biology, in particular human biology but I am also very interested in the wider aspects of science. I've also got experience of working at events. I currently work on a zero hour contract as an event steward so I am used to interacting with large groups of people and I am also very confident at speaking to individuals and answering any questions/queries they may have.