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  • Simon Watt

    Science Communicator

    Ready, Steady, Science!

    Simon Watt is a 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 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.  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. He is the co-creator and host of the new 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. He 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, the IFTA winning Wild Cities, the Channel 4 special The Elephant: Life After Death and RTEJnr’s The Rocketeers.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Regional Final: London South 2016/17

DEBATE: Social egg freezing

Regional Final: London South 2016/17

DEBATE: Fake News

Regional Final: East 2015/16

DEBATE: Genome Editing

Regional Final: East 2015/16

DEBATE: Gender Quotas

National FInal: National Final 2012/13

DEBATE: Green Belt

Regional Final: West & South Wales 2012/13

DEBATE: Green Belt

Qualifying Round: Somerset 2012/13

DEBATE: Free speech

Qualifying Round: Somerset 2012/13

DEBATE: Boozy Britain

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2012/13

DEBATE: Copyright and the Arts

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2012/13

DEBATE: Boozy Britain

Regional Final: West & South Wales 2011/12

DEBATE: Biofuels

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2011/12

DEBATE: Supermarkets

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2011/12

DEBATE: IVF

Regional Final: West & South Wales 2010/11

DEBATE: Energy

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2010/11

DEBATE: Organ and Tissue Donation

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2010/11

DEBATE: Monarchy

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2009/10

DEBATE: Pop artists

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2008/09

DEBATE: No Platform

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