James Piercy

James is a science communicator for science made simple and runs their branch in the East.

James has a degree in chemistry and MSc in science communication. He has been involved in writing, producing and delivering; science shows, workshops and dialogue events for wide ranging audiences since 1995.

He has recently been awarded the LAMDA gold medal in public speaking and is Vice Chair of the British Interactive Group (BIG).

Before joining science made simple James was Director of Inspire Discovery Centre, a small hands-on science centre in Norwich, where he developed the outreach and educational programmes.

James has appeared on television numerous times to present scientific ideas and demonstrations, notably on The Investigators for Channel 4, which was nominated for a Children’s BAFTA.

Recent projects have involved the development of shows for National Museums Scotland, Butlins, and The Herschel Space Observatory.

The masterclasses have allowed me to develop specific skills such as presenting and writing to give me more confidence in public engagement events. We’ve also been given loads of help and advice in developing our own PE activities to take into schools.

Jenny Crabtree
PhD Student at the University of Bath’s Doctoral Training Centre in Sustainable Chemical Technologies, Cohort 1; and attendee at masterclasses delivered by The Training Group