Live Dates

Here are all my upcoming shows in the UK and beyond – and things I’ve made that you can listen to and watch right now. If there are no live events listed near you right now, join my mailing list to get gig news straight in your inbox.  Or if you’d like to book me for a show or event yourself, please get in touch via the contact page.


09 Oct :: Ada Lovelace Day – Live! IET, London (tickets)

13-14 Oct :: Hosting QED Conference, Manchester (tickets)

18 Oct :: A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing… with Science Oxford, Wig & Pen, Oxford (tickets)

24 Oct :: Did The Victorians Ruin The World? With Kat Arney at Norwich Science Festival (tickets)

30 Oct :: An Evening Of Unnecessary Detail – launch of You Can’t Polish A Nerd on DVD and download – Bethnal Green (tickets and pre-orders)

27 Nov :: An Evening Of Unnecessary Detail, Bethnal Green (tickets)

19 Dec :: Nine Lessons And Carols For Curious People, Kings Place, London (tickets)

30th Mar 2019 :: Conducting Science with London Philharmonic Orchestra (tickets)

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 RADIO 4 – DID THE VICTORIANS RUIN THE WORLD? – The historically accurate and hilarious series I wrote with Dr Kat Arney (listen here)
BBC RADIO 4 – GREAT LIVES – Championing inventor and physicist Hertha Ayrton with the IET’s Anne Locker and Matthew Parris (listen here)
BBC RADIO 3 – THE VERB – ALGORITHMS – singing a new autocompleted song on Radio 3’s flagship spoken word show (listen here)

– two full-length shows “Just For Graphs” and “Full Frontal Nerdity” are out now on DVD, download and VHS… that’s not a joke… Get your copy here, and also pre-order our new show “You Can’t Polish A Nerd” in time for Christmas.

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