How can we, as science-communicators, do a better job of communicating science? How can we better engage with young audiences, instilling an understanding that science is a way of thinking about mysteries, as well as all the WHIZZBANG experiments that you see on TV. Welcome to my world. I think about questions like this all the time. I'm not sure what the answers are, yet...
With this in mind, I'm looking forward to partnering up with Cheltenham Science Festival for this year's FameLab Academy, a schools initiative which is seeking to revolutionise science communication in schools. As well as providing training seminars and workshops to teachers and industry experts, I'll also be on hand to help pupils and teachers make the most of what is sure to be a spectacular competition!
This is the latest in a long history of my working with schools. In the last five years, I have worked with more than 500 teachers and 125,000 pupils nationwide. I have no idea how I have managed this but I am assured that it really is true. I am sometimes hoarse. And I had a double hernia op this year. Perhaps this is why?
You can read more about the FameLab Academy here.