Science populariser, Fran Scott, leads the demonstration team as the Science Content Producer at the Royal Institution where she plays a pivotal part in the world-famous Christmas Lectures and she runs her own stage production company, Great Scott! Productions which works with well-known brands including Google, Siemens and Raspberry Pi to deliver high-quality science communication.
She is also well known for her dynamic demonstrations on Dick and Dom’s CBBC show Absolute Genius. She presents a range of Science and Engineering television shows, contributes to books and magazines and has won and been nominated for a number of prestigious accolades – Fran is three times BAFTA nominated, listed in The Progress 100: London’s most influential people and has been nominated for an International Emmy.
Fran is not only an advocate of an excellent end-product, but she also works hard on improving access and the visibility of under-represented groups, particularly women. Driven by the lack of positive female STEM based role-models on children’s TV, Fran set herself a goal to change that. Fifteen years on, she has presented numerous series on Children’s BBC and consulted on many, many more.
Fran uses her experience to seek out and train the next female role models within the STEM fields.
Fran’s energy and passion, coupled with her years of designing science-based stage shows means she always delivers brilliantly entertaining and inspiring talks. She instills audiences with confidence, setting out how most effectively to harness the fear of the unknown and make the most of any opportunity. Fran is expert at distilling complex scientific theories into easily digestible information and she shares her knowledge in an entertaining and effective way. Fran is also a highly accomplished awards host and is also much in demand in that capacity
“The brilliant balloon popping presentation envisioned and engineered by maker / performer / pyrotechnician Fran Scott” Scratch Conference Europe 2019
“Fran Scott is igniting the imagination at the Nat Techs Conference” Wilson Agnew, Senior Science Technician, Belfast High School