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Performance in Public Engagement

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Discovery Zone (C2-04)

Wellcome Genome Campus

Hinxton

CB10 1SA

United Kingdom

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This half-day course will explore ways of creating and telling good stories in science. The workshop will explore how to develop narrative and effectively share stories through effective performance skills.

The workshop will be led by biologist, writer, science communicator, comedian and TV presenter, Simon Watt.


Simon runs “Ready Steady Science”, a science communication company committed to making information interesting and takes science based performances into schools, museums, theatres and festivals. He is currently an artist in residence at the National Maritime Museum.

He runs the “Ugly Animal Preservation Society” which is a comedy night with a conservation twist, and is the co-creator and host of the comedy science panel show podcast, Level Up Human.


His book “The Ugly Animals: We Can’t All be Pandas” is out now. He has also written dozens of articles for national newspapers and websites including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, the Daily Mirror and the New York Daily News. Simon is a regular contributor to TV, radio and the web and is perhaps best known as a presenter on the BAFTA winning documentary series Inside Nature’s Giants, the IFTA winning Wild Cities, the Channel 4 special The Elephant: Life After Death and RTEJnr’s The Rocketeers.

Lunch will be provided.

Capacity: 25 places.


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How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions regarding this course please email engage@wgc.org.uk with 'Training' in the subject line.

Who can attend this course?

This course is open to researchers working at the Wellcome Genome Campus. If you're unsure if this applies to you then please email the public engagement team using the details above.

What if I can no longer attend?

Our training is free and in high demand so we are grateful if you can let us know in advance if you can no longer attend so that your place can be released to another.

I'd like to attend but the course it full booked.

Please add your name to the waitlist. if places beome available we will notify people in order of sign-up to the waitlist. We will also use the waitlist number to guage demand for further dates.


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Discovery Zone (C2-04)

Wellcome Genome Campus

Hinxton

CB10 1SA

United Kingdom

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