Duck Quacks Don't Echo, Sky1:

How Strong is Human Hair?

​A clip from series 2 of Sky1's fact-based panel show Duck Quacks Don't Echo, hosted by Lee Mack. I am explaining how human hair is strong enough to support the weight of another person.

7th October 2014, also featuring Chris Tarrant, Kimberley Wyatt and Robert Webb.

 

 

Duck Quacks Don't Echo, Sky1:

Can Oxytocin Make You More Honest?

Clip from episode 3, series 1, Duck Quacks Don't Echo. I am answering a question from the studio audience: is a lost wallet more likely to be returned if it has a baby photo in it?!

21st February 2014 also featuring Bob Mortimer, Aston Merrygold and Sue Perkins.

Sky News Sunrise: Girls and Maths

We discuss how to encourage more young people, especially girls, to study maths and science at school. 7th May 2014

 

 

Not The One Show, London Live: Fire and Art!

A compilation of clips from London Live's Not The One Show - a daily panel show that takes an irreverent look at the day's news.

In response to a news story on firefighters striking, I am explaining the best way to put out a fire. I am also discussing whether science can be seen as art, and where I like to see art in London. 2nd May 2014

Robin Ince's Cosmic Genome:

Why I Love Science

​My interview on Robin Ince's Cosmic Genome online science magazine. I am talking about science communication and how to make science fun, interesting and relevant. There is a transcript of the rest of the interview - about how I got interested in science and my science studies - below the video on my YouTube channel. April 2014

 

The Alan Titchmarsh Show, ITV:

How do Toasters Work?

In 2014 I spent a season as the resident science expert on ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show. In this clip from week 1, I explain the science of the humble toaster, and Alan nearly burns the studio down!

9th September 2014

 

 

The Alan Titchmarsh Show, ITV:

Convection and Silverware Experiments

A compilation of clips from weeks 4 and 5, in which I am demonstrating convection currents using coloured water and showing how to magically clean sliverware using kitchen foil and baking soda. 30th September and 7th October 2014

 

 

The Alan Titchmarsh Show, ITV: Brains, Cats and Cooking

In this clip from week 3, I am answering science questions from viewers at home:

- Is it true we only use 10% of our brains?

- Is it true that cats don't like to be stroked? Is purring a sign of anger?

- How much energy do microwaves use relative to other cooking methods?

23rd September 2014

 

 

The Alan Titchmarsh Show, ITV:

Science News Headlines

In this clip from week 9, I discuss two topical science news stories:

- The 'male pill' jab coming soon
- The brain listens and learns, even when you're asleep

3rd November 2014

 

 

The Alan Titchmarsh Show, ITV:

What Can't You Put in a Microwave?

In this clip from week 6, I am explaining how microwave ovens work, and demonstrating what happens when you put metal foil, a CD, or soap into one - with electrifying and explosive results! Don't try this at home!

14th October 2014

 

 

The Alan Titchmarsh Show, ITV:

Battle of the Sexes - Parallel Parking

In this clip from week 5, I am taking part in Dr Linda Papadopoulos' Battle of the Sexes on a team with Carol Vorderman, and revealing my dreadful parallel parking skills!

7th October 2014

 

 

The Royal Institution:

How To Stop Yourself Being Ticklish

Why do we feel ticklish? Why does it make us laugh? In this short video we show you how to use the science of tickling to stop yourself squirming when you're tickled! This is part of a series of 3 videos I made for The Royal Institution on perception and the senses - the other 2 can be found on the RI YouTube channel. April 2015

The Royal Institution: Can You Walk In A Straight Line With Your Eyes Closed?

Have you ever tried walking in a straight line with your eyes closed? It’s remarkably hard to keep on track. We explain why!

This video is part of a series I made on perception and the senses for the Royal Institution's YouTube channel, April 2015

 

Sky News Sunrise: Girls and Science

​We are discussing why so few girls study maths and science at school.

6th March 2015

My Showreel: 2013-2015

​A short compilation of excerpts from my various TV appearances as a science expert, including Sky1's Duck Quacks Don't Echo, ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Sky News Sunrise and Robin Ince's The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome online science magazine. A selection of more recent clips can be found below.

 

Sky News Debate:  Sexism in Science

​Milo Yiannopoulos and I discuss Tim Hunt's controversial comment "the trouble with girls in the science lab is when you criticise them they cry". I explain how this could be damaging, in terms of gender equality in science. 10th June 2015.

Following this interview I received a barrage of misogynistic abuse on social media, documented in this blog. To see my interview on CNN on the same topic click here

BBC Breakfast:

Genetically Modified Embryos

​I explain the controversial new technique for the genetic modification of human embryos and discuss the potential benefits and risks of this research. 10th September 2015

Sky News:

What Are The Odds of Winning the Lottery?

​I explain the maths behind the odds of winning the lottery, and why it's more likely we'll become an astronaut or get struck by lightning. 9th January 2016

BBC Britlab: Cinema Science

​In this series of 6 videos for BBC Britlab I explore the science behind what goes on in the movies. In this episode I ask: do explosions in space really happen like they do in the movies? The other 5 in the series can be found on the BBC Britlab YouTube channel. July 2016

Visit Guernsey:

The Science Behind Having a Happy Holiday

​A short film I wrote and presented for the Guernsey Tourist Board on the science behind why holidays make us so happy.

July 2017

TV and Video Clips

You can see many more clips and videos on my YouTube channel

On this page you'll find my 2013-2015 showreel and a selection of more recent TV and video clips from shows such as ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Sky1's Duck Quacks Don't Echo, Sky News, BBC Breakfast, London Live's Not The One Show, BBC Britlab's Cinema Science, The Royal Institution's YouTube channel, and Robin Ince's Cosmic Genome online science magazine.

For a video of my TEDx talk and a selection of other public talks, please see my speaker page.

 

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