Live Dates

Here are all my upcoming shows in the UK and beyond – and links to 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.


06 Jun :: “You Can’t Polish A Nerd” with Festival of the Spoken Nerd, Underbelly Festival (tickets)

09 Jun :: “The Element In The Room” at Cheltenham Science Festival (tickets – or buy the book!)

09 Jun :: “Science Variety Night” at Cheltenham Science Festival (tickets)

15 Jun :: Space Shambles with Robin Ince and Commander Chris Hadfield, as Festival of the Spoken Nerd (tickets)

18 Jun :: An Evening Of Unnecessary Detail, Bethnal Green (tickets)

27 – 28 Jun :: “You Can’t Polish A Nerd” DVD recording with Festival of the Spoken Nerd, artsdepot, London (tickets)

04 Jul :: “You Can’t Polish A Nerd” with Festival of the Spoken Nerd, Underbelly Festival (tickets)

17 Jul :: Hosting “Moon, Mars or Beyond?” at Royal Institution, London (tickets)

13-14 Oct :: Hosting QED Conference, Manchester (tickets on sale from 1st May)

More science festivals, Summer festivals and solo shows to be announced soon. Watch this space and join my mailing list to hear about them first.

 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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