ThinkOutreach is based in Cambridgeshire. We aim to promote an interest in science, the humanities and art through new, lively and interesting methods. Projects include talks held in pubs with Skeptics in the Pub, because most people prefer to socialise with a beer in their hand rather than sitting in a lecture theatre, or outreach as comedy with Bright Club in Cambridge for those who enjoy a laugh.

We also hold an annual event called ThinkCon as an affordable way to see some of the most entertaining and interesting communicators in their subjects. Previous talks are available for download in the ThinkCast section of this website.

Who we are

Andrew Holding

Andrew is a research scientist in Cambridge. He is both a chemist and a molecular biologist. He focuses his research on the interface between chemistry and biology, trying to gain insight into the mechanisms that underlie life.

Despite his founding in science, he has a wider apprecation of the sciences alongside the humanities and arts. It was because of this appreaciation he founded ThinkOutreach as a platform to promote all fields and to give the public both the space and opportunity for free thought and the discovery of new ideas.

Will Thompson

Will co-produces and hosts the The Science of Fiction live radio show alongside Andrew. He is responsible for maintaining the show archives and website. Beyond ThinkOutreach Will is an open source software developer by trade, an occasional musician by night, and a cynic by nature.

People who helped us along the way...

Gaetan Lee

Gaetan Lee provided support in the training of acts and the management of Bright Club events. Originally a genetic researcher, he got distracted by promoting science to the public, having worked at the Science Museum in London and the Cambridge Science Centre. He can be found on twitter as Gaetan Lee

Sarah Castor-Perry

Sarah produced, edited and recorded the ThinkOutreach's podcasts. As a freelance science communicator, she has produced a wide range of material, from videos to written articles, for many organisations including 'The Naked Scientists' and the BBC. You can follow her ramblings on twitter @ScienceSponge.

Ginny Smith

Ginny was funded by the Wellcome Trust to produce, edit and record the ThinkOutreach's podcasts. Here twitter account describes her as a "Freelance Sci Comm-er; presents for @nakedscientists, @cambridgetvnews, writes for @TWeDK, @dkbooks, develops school/ festival shows, finds brains fascinating."o




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You can also call us on:

07980 155167

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Thank You

ThinkOutreach is grateful for the funding it has received from the following organisations:

  • UnLtd
  • Medical Research Council
  • Wellcome Trust