Monologist, podcast maker, and odd job man at BBC Radio 3 & 4. Author of 'The No9 Bus to Utopia' & 'The Haunted Moustache'. Singer-songwriter with Oddfellow's Casino.
David was a consultant anaesthetist at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital before becoming the country’s first professor of children’s anaesthesia. Taking up magic after retirement, he is an Associate Member of the Magic Circle and currently their Welfare Officer. He won the Fellowship of Christian magicians’ stage competition in 2014, and is a founder member of Woodford Wells Ecumenical Church. He and his wife Rita have four children and eight grandchildren.
Dr Heather Williams is a Principal Medical Physicist for Nuclear Medicine at The Christie Hospital and honorary Lecturer at the University of Manchester, focussing on teaching imaging physics and positron emission tomography (PET) research. Heather is also a Director of ScienceGrrl, STEMNET ambassador, and active member of the IPEM Nuclear Medicine Special Interest Group and IoP Women in Physics Group committees. Heather also likes standing up and talking about science, and encouraging others (particularly women) to do so. When she's not busy with all that, Heather enjoys running, hiking and introducing her sons to the wonders of the universe, often at the same time.
Andrew Halestrap is Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry and Senior Research Fellow at Bristol University. His research interests include how lactic acid crosses cell membranes and the role of mitochondria in the healthy and diseased heart. He has published more than 200 original research papers, is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and was awarded Keilin Memorial Lecture of the Biochemical society in 2010. He is Chairman of Christians in Science and has served in various leadership roles in his church and in academia including being a past Chair of both the British Heart Foundation Project Grants Committee and the Bristol Heart Institute.