Science on stage
You're right: that's not a stage there. That's the sky, which I enjoy falling through from time to time. I look like a right plonker on stage, but I do love it. Making science funny is something I'd happily spend a lot more time on, and so far, people are either enjoying laughing with me a lot, or at me. Either way, they're laughing, and all laughter around me is recorded and the data is set to the world's best gelotologist (an expert in the science of laughter, don't you know) so that, together, we can come up with a vaccine to sadness. Or something.
I've given talks and lectures at various primary and secondary schools around the country on why science is wicked, how we can get more boys and girls into STEM fields, what we can do to fight against alternative facts, and introductions to new media and science communication. I've stood on stage at Cheltenham Science Festival and the Large Hadron Collidor at London's magnificent Science Museum, and from time to time, I've appeared alongside some of the other deliriously silly science communicators in Science Showoff.
I've also been allowed to give lectures on science communication at a few universities, including a couple of regular spots at Imperial College London and University College London.
I'm addicted. More, please.