Who are the Spoken Nerds?
Thinking that she’d left her geek past behind after graduating in Physics from Imperial College, Helen proved herself wrong when she turned to writing stand-up and songs inspired by science
. Since touring the UK in Uncaged Monkeys
with Robin Ince and Brian Cox, she’s appeared on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience
on Comedy Central,
smashed a wine glass with her voice live on Blue Peter
and serenaded Jon Snow
on Channel 4 News
. As the UK’s premiere geek songstress she’s performed everywhere from the Edinburgh Fringe and Hammersmith Apollo to CERN in Geneva and Google's head office in California. Helen has also presented science shows
on BBC2 Coast
, Discovery Channel’s Outrageous Acts Of
Science and BBC Radio4. She's currently working on full-length musical theatre projects and has filled several notebooks with rhymes for "Uranus"
“Clever comedy at its best” (The Skinny)
From mind-bending tricks on BBC1′s Britain’s Brightest
to delving into our scientific heritage in ITV1's I Never Knew That About Britain
, Steve describes himself as a jack of all scientific trades and master of none. He is the maker of mathematical curios
, creator of illusions and poster of quirky science experiments on YouTube
where over a million subscribers have joined his channel. Steve has made guest appearances on The One Show
, The Alan Titchmarsh Show
, Sunday Brunch, Absolute Radio
and BBC Radio 5Live
. A writer of award-winning science books for young people, published by Dorling Kindersley, he has a genuine scientific effect named after him: “The Mould Effect”, as seen on BBC2 QI.
Steve was also the Science Presenter on Blue Peter
“back in the day” and hasn’t stopped going on about it since.
“Beyond nerdy, yet playful and ingeniously funny...” (The List)
Possibly the only person to hold the prestigious title of London Mathematical Society Popular Lecturer while simultaneously having a sold-out comedy show
at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Matt is always keen to mix his two passions of mathematics and stand-up. He is part of the oddly popular Numberphile
channel on YouTube, where his videos have reached over 25 million views, and is also edging towards a million subscribers for his own Stand Up Maths
channel. But he is not against old media and appears regularly to talk about maths on Discovery’s Outrageous Acts of Science
and BBC Radio 4’s More or Less
. Matt is also the author of Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension
and the Sunday Times Bestseller Humble Pi: A Comedy Of Maths Errors
, both published by Penguin. His favourite number is currently 4,900.
“Capable of generating big laughs using the deceptively simple power of numbers” (Guardian)