Dan arrived in the country, penniless and unable to speak English, via the maternity ward of Whipps Cross hospital, Walthamstow, and has been London based ever since. After repeatedly falling in and out of love with science across his education, Dan realised
the importance of inspiring and engaging science education for young people. So, after gaining experience working in primary schools, particularly with children with additional learning needs, he cut his science communication teeth at the Science
Museum in London.
Now, fulfilling multiple roles at the Ri, he hopes to inspire school children to follow science paths, families to try science demos at home, and teachers to engage their pupils with exciting demos and investigations.
Fran is a three-time BAFTA nominated science presenter, consultant and pyrotechnican, specialising in science demonstrations for both the stage and screen. With twelve years of experience in informal STEM education, she’s worked on more than 20
science television series, has successfully produced hundreds of science stage shows and events, and contributed to 13 science books and kits.
She has focused her career around enhancing the appeal of science and engineering. Through the use of ingenious demonstrations and narratives she aims to highlight the wonder of discovery and creativity at the heart of these subjects.