David Hall presents Inspirational and Interactive shows: as Sir Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday and Isambard Kingdom Brunel (all in association with Johnny Ball Productions). He also offers "Mathmagics!", as well as dynamic and unforgettable Shakespeare and Drama workshops and a one (or two) man show on The Great Fire of London..! He regularly tours across the UK and beyond and, when he's not doing that, David delivers Leadership Presence (and Storytelling) courses in major companies globally!
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.
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.
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.
Ellie studied Chemistry at Oxford, specialising for her Masters in the chemistry of the upper atmosphere of Saturn. She's now working on innovation in informal science education, particularly in collaborations between artists and scientists of all stripes, and has just completed a course in Art and Science at CSM. She's really keen on event organising; but loves volunteering to find out how others do their events and speaking about either her research in Space Science or in Art-Science.
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.