Science Communicator & Magician
Dr Matt Pritchard is a creative communicator who loves to play, provoke and make people laugh. He aims both to inform and inspire during his talks. Currently he splits his time between science teaching and working as a professional magician – quite often combining the two in his stage shows. He has a PhD in experimental atomic physics from Durham University and is an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle. He’s comfortable and experienced working with diverse audiences, whether that is students, university academics or at corporate events.
- Cheltenham Science Festival
- The Royal Society
- The Royal Institution
- Abu Dhabi Science festival
- British Science Festival
- The Training partnership
- Birmingham and Manchester comedy festivals
- Camden, Buxton, and Oxford fringe festivals
- SS Great Britain
- Associate of the Inner Magic Circle
- Postgraduate Lecturer of the year – Institute of Physics
- Best Stand up comedy show – Buxton fringe festival
- Stage magician and close up magician of the year – FCMUK
“It takes an excellent presenter like you with a great topic to keep 900 GCSE students interested in a maths talk. Thank you for a great session.”
The Training Partnership
“An excellent show that engaged 180 students for a full hour! The ‘How Science Works’ show really showed students how science and magic are related and gave them an interesting insight into the work of different scientists. I would highly recommend this show and Matt was really good with the students and flexible with last minute requests.”
The Holy Family Technology College, Walthamstow
“The funniest and most imaginative use of PowerPoint I’ve ever seen.”
Helen Keen (BBC radio: It is rocket science!)
Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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