Jon Wood is a recovering scientist; a freelance science presenter with an interest in how the history of experimentation has left us with a legacy of great things to demonstrate in a fun way. For some years, he has developed and delivered entertaining and informative science events that engage people of all ages. Believing science is for everyone, his audiences range from schools, children and families to retired professionals. Jon is a STEM ambassador, co-founder of #BrumSciComm, a previous fellow at Birmingham Open Media (BOM), and proudly supports ScienceGrrl, supporting women in science and engineering.
His past lives have included being a biomedical scientist, specialising in microbiology, teaching psychology and neuroscience and he now translates chemical engineering research into something school children can get involved in for the University of Birmingham. Here and at other Universities, he has trained researchers in public engagement, many of whom have appeared on regional television news or have written articles for the press. Jon is a visiting lecturer at the University of Chester Medical School, where he teaches science communication. Leading by example, Jon has also spoken on television and radio talking about his research areas and interests.
A portfolio including science busking, interactive workshops, public lectures and performances, training sessions, event compering, local, national and international science festivals and shows at music festivals.
With such a diverse career path, Jon brings examples from chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, literature, art and especially history for the purpose of delivering inspirational demonstrations. His portfolio includes science busking, interactive workshops, public lectures and performances, training sessions, event compering, local, national and international science festivals and shows at music festivals.
Jon has prepared and delivered live science experiences for the BBC Learning and Science teams when on tour with Bang Goes The Theory, The One Show, Cheltenham Science Festivals and for CBBC’s Absolute Genius Live: The Best Bits at the Edinburgh Festival, CBBC Live in Leeds and CBeebies.
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