Simon Watt is an award-winning biologist, writer, science communicator, comedian and TV presenter.
He 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 runs the “Ugly Animal Preservation Society” which is a comedy night with a conservation twist. It went on to find global fame/notoriety when it teamed up with the National Science and Engineering Competition to host an online campaign resulting in the election of the blobfish as the ugliest animal on the planet.
Simon is the co-creator and host of the comedy science panel show podcast, Level Up Human. His popular science 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 Watt is a regular contributor to TV, radio and web and is perhaps best known as a presenter on the BAFTA winning documentary series Inside Nature’s Giants and the Channel 4 special The Elephant: Life After Death.
The Ugly Animal Roadshow- For primary, secondary and family audiences
Why should the panda get all the praise? The Ugly Animal Preservation Society is dedicated to raising the profile of the world’s most aesthetically challenged endangered species. Join biologist and presenter Simon Watt for a performance that celebrates and explores the incredible biology of the animal kingdom’s most monstrous. The show features videos, demonstrations and lots and lots of audience participation.
There are versions of the presentation available for both primary and secondary schools. This show has toured nationally and internationally and was sent to Mexico, Bulgaria, USA and elsewhere by the British Council as an example of world leading science communication
Simon performs other brilliant biology shows for schools including-
Dr Death and The Medi-Evil Medicine Show for primary and family audiences
A historically, scientifically accurate panto for children and other childish people.
Sneezes, wheezes, sickness and diseases are never welcome. But in the past, some of the treatments could be worse than the underlying illness. Join the time-travelling ‘Doctor Death’, Simon Watt, to see if he can ‘cure’ you. Warning: This show promises blood, guts, gore and a lot more!
Cracking the Code- The Genetics of Superheroes for KS3, GCSE and A-level audiences
The comic books are filled with mutants; heroes and villains whose special abilities are genetic in their origin. But what are real mutants like, and could we one day use genetics to make us superhuman?
Topics – genetics, mutation, DNA, mRNA, transcription, translation, transgenic plants and animals, bacterial genetics, gene therapy and more.
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