I've always been a bit 'theatrical', and while I'm always up for a standard science 'talk' (although I can bet you I'll probably still try and set something on fire), I've fallen in love with presenting and producing high octane, over the top science extraveganzas. Whether this is set within a larger gig, or full length stories of science I'm a fan.
I'm also a fan of fire, ice, foam, mess and terrible dancing. But all the demonstrations I do are not only fully risk assessed, but also have a narrative point. I don't just do bangs for the hell of it.
On top of my producing my own shows, I've presented live for the BBC, Great Scott Productions! The National Grid, SmashFest and The Royal Society of Chemistry.
If you're interested in a show, you can see some of my previous shows below (which are available), or have a chat with me if you'd like something new and bespoke.
Join the Sound of Science gang for a live extravaganza, featuring electropop music from our house band, incredible 3D visuals that leap from the screen and fiery, colourful and explosive demonstrations of science, where we explore what the universe is made of, why you stick to the ground and what exactly is light – and how are you eating it.
Join in on highly interactive tour of all things bright and colourful! By day, Dr. Nate investigates how plants convert light into the food that helps them grow - he finds this amazing! In this Travelling Rainbow Show, you'll learn how to get hands on with light, use the word 'wavicle' in everyday conversation and see some amazing scientific demonstrations, including giant bubbles, ultraviolet and infrared #scienceselfies and Dr. Nate's famous Flamebow!
Dr Nate is a biologist, and enjoys all things squishy. He deals in the 'small', but how small is small to a biologist? Nate explores the science, techniques and machines that have made it possible to explore the hidden worlds around us. Expect some mild peril and a big bang to finish things off!
Enzymes are the original nanobots. They work furiously and specifically to produce the products required for a cell to respire, respond and reproduce. Using his research, Nate dissects the roles of nanobots, and using exciting demonstrations (involving fire and explosives!), brings photosynthesis, chemistry and spectroscopy to life on a big scale.
What do you when you obtain a Van de Graaff generator - you make some high voltages! High voltages and science have been friends for a very long time, so he has been delving through his history books, endeavoring to recreate some of his favorite demonstrations from the 18th and 19th century, including Abbé Nollet's Electrified Child, some of Joseph Preistley's Dephlogisticated air, and possibly something highly flammable and rocket propelled.
From farming techniques and transportation, to our own human cells, chemical reactions keep our modern world in motion. But often they’re too slow and we need to speed things up. We need catalysts! Join Nate and Nicola as they guide you through the curious world of catalysis. Explore the chemistry, physics and biology of catalysts and see impressive demonstrations of catalysts in action.