Science magician Dr Matt Pritchard is a Curator of Wonder. As an independent science communicator he works with over 100 schools and universities a year. Previously Matt conducted atomic physics research at Durham University. He subsequently went on to work within the Education department at Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham before setting up his own company. In addition to this experience, he has spent the last 20 years working as a professional magician and is an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle - one of only 300 people in the world to hold this distinction.
Tom Pringle (AKA Dr Bunhead) has been a globe-trotting, freelance science communicator for over 20 years and is internationally renowned as a pioneer of performance-science shows and immersive training programmes. He has performed on TV (Brainiac, Blue Peter etc.) and in theatres and schools across 30 countries. He has trained thousands of people (including scientists, students, teachers, technicians & science presenters) in many languages and cultures, across all six inhabited continents. Occasionally, he writes for press, educational journals and books. Tom embraces science, education, physical theatre, dance, puppetry and applied improvisation to deliver innovative and impactful science communication and CPD for school teachers and academics.
Moose Allain is an artist, cartoonist and prolific tweeter. He lives and works in Devon. As well as creating original artworks and prints, Moose’s cartoons feature regularly in Private Eye. He published his own drawing activity book ‘Fill-me-in’ and has provided illustrations for several books including ‘The A-Z of Pointless’ quiz show book. Moose has been involved in a variety of projects, including co-producing the video for Elbow's song Lost Worker Bee, designing murals to decorate the interior of a waxing salon in Mexico City, producing a family guide for the Tate Britain's Lowry exhibition, and a "How To Draw … Anything" guide for The Guardian website. He has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb and has even been lured onto the stage to do stand up comedy.
Zoè Delautre Corral is an illustrator, comic artist and printmaker based in London. With a background in Fine Arts, she decided to pursue a path of drawing and telling stories. She might be poor forever but pencils are cheap!
British Comedy Award-winning writer Paul Kerensa is not a household name. But he’s written for many things that are: BBC’s Miranda, Not Going Out, Top Gear, ITV’s Royal Variety Performance, C4’s TFI Friday, plus he’s script-edited various sitcoms, sketch shows and written for radio shows including The Now Show, The News Quiz and Dead Ringers. Elsewhere on radio, he’s a regular broadcaster on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show Pause For Thought slot. He’s written several books including Amazon Top 100 bestseller Hark! The Biography of Christmas, and as a result of this is a sought-after Xmas xpert/Santologist. As a comedian, he won ITV’s Take The Mike show and was a BBC New Comedy Award finalist.
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.
Ptolemy Elrington was born in 1965. Since studying art he's been working as a self-employed professional sculptor since 2002. He works with recycled materials incorporating a regenerative eco aware theme in his work. Clients include R.S.P.B., The Environment Agency, Thames Barrier, Ronseal, Kenwood, Ecover, East Coast Trains and both Essex and Brighton County Councils. His work has been to numerous venues in London and the south-east and has travelled to exhibitions in Ireland, Greece, Spain and Russia. He’s currently working on several private commissions and a continuation of his own work. At the moment he lives in Brighton.
Will Houstoun has a PhD in the history of magical education, supervised by Dame Marina Warner, and is a winner of both The European Magic Championships and The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year. He holds a Literary Fellowship with The Academy of Magical Arts in Los Angeles, and is an Honorary Research Associate at Imperial College’s Department of Surgery and Cancer as well as Magician in Residence at The Imperial College/Royal College of Music Centre for Performance Science. The current editor of The Magic Circular, The Magic Circle’s 113-year-old journal, Will writes extensively on magic for trade and popular publications. Consultancy credits include Martin Scorsese's Hugo, the BBC's Wolf Hall, The Royal Opera House’s Katya Kabanova and The Almeida's The Twilight Zone. Will spends more time picking up cards than he would like to admit.
Steve is a natural disruptor... If there was a BIG RED BUTTON that says "DON'T PRESS" he just wouldn't be able to help himself. He has an entrepreneurial background having started one of the first Internet Access Providers in the UK. He now spends his time speaking on the topics of Perceptive Leadership and Change and last year launched a scientifically and statistically robust Perception Assessment tool.