Science Communicator and Science Outreach Officer Phil Bell-Young | TEDxHull

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As a science communicator, there are many things you need to consider before presenting a talk. Age range, the academic level of the audience and location can all potentially affect how a presenter delivers a talk – as well as how they can make it more engaging. But how do you engage
with people and audiences who would not normally attend a science event or talk? And should we even bother trying to?

Phil is an experienced Science Communicator and Science Outreach Officer based at the University of Hull who has made a career out of talking nerdy to people. It all started for him in 2014 after taking part in the UK finals of the internationally acclaimed FameLab competition. It was during this competition that he discovered a new and alternative approach to engaging with the public. He has since continued to experiment with this concept of engagement and as a result, has helped to set up a science-busking and street performance group known as the Hull Street Scientists. Through this role, he has been involved in the organisation and delivery of school and public events within Hull and the East Riding. He also
writes and produces science stage shows which he performs around the country, mostly at Science Festivals.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Film by TEDx Talks

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