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 Royal Academy of Engineering is driven by four strategic challenges, one of which is to 'promote engineering at the heart of society'. We have worked successfully with The Training Group to provide public engagement training for our most promising young engineers so that they can be more effective ambassadors for the engineering profession.

Professor Matthew Harrison
Director of Education at The Royal Academy of Engineering