Steve Mould is a Science Presenter with a reputation for providing expert knowledge and for packaging complicated scientific ideas in an accessible way. Formerly the Blue Peter resident Science expert, he is best recognised as a regular contributor on The One Show. Steve has a Physics MA from Oxford University and works frequently with schools, giving talks and demonstrations on Physics, Maths, Chemistry and Psychology. He is adept at presenting science using comedy, music and interactive experiments and will make an excellent chair at our Science and Maths Live! Event.
Founder of Stemettes, Anne-Marie Imafidon has always been interested in business, maths and technology. Something of a child prodigy, she passed her maths and ICT GCSEs aged ten and A-level computing aged 11, and has won further accolades in her professional career including the UK IT Industry & British Computer Society’s Young IT Professional of the Year in 2013 and the 29th Most Influential woman in IT in 2015. She is passionate about getting more girls interested in STEM careers and in 3 years 7,000 girls across the UK, Ireland and Europe have attended Stemette experiences. Having worked in tech for some of largest UK banks including Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers she has a wealth of experience and the passion to inspire the next STEM generation at Science Live!
Dr Andrew Szydlo is a renowned chemist and teacher and is proof, if it were needed that science is far from dull. He has given talks and demonstrations at the Royal Institution, for The Lost Lectures, at the Secret Garden Party Festival, as well as several TV appearances. His public demonstration lectures are theatrical and spectacular, he often disappears in a huge cloud of smoke, swings teapots of liquid nitrogen high above his head, and creates large explosions. The message however is a more serious one, to explain how useful science can be in everyday life. "My message is, that people can do more with science than they realise. In today's society everyone takes things for granted, and they are used to an easy life, but understanding how things work is very important".
We will be working with Dr Szydlo to pre-film a series of demonstrations that he will use as a part of his presentation on fireworks and special effects.
He has managed the development of various attractions, both with Disney and Universal. David has also been responsible for various projects at Disneyland Paris Resort, including “Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith”, “Moteurs… Action ! Stunt Show Spectacular”, "Armageddon" special effects show, "Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast", "Crush's Coaster®", "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror" , “Toy Story Playland” and most recently Ratatouille.
David Wilson came to the Entertainment business in 1991 after serving 6 years in the US Navy as a nuclear engineering officer, followed by a year as a Project Engineer working on the Space Shuttle with NASA.
Professor Fiona Macpherson is a philosopher of mind, perception, and psychology.
She gained an MA from the University of Glasgow, an MLitt at the University of St Andrews, and a PhD from the University of Stirling. She was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, a teaching fellow at the University of St Andrews, and Rosamund Chambers Research Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge.
She was President of the Scots Philosophical Association (December 2015-2016), member of the Mind Association Executive Committee (2007 – 2014), and member of the Steering Committee of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy (2011 – 2014). She is currently a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and a trustee of the Kennedy Memorial Trust.