The Flying Kandinskys met as finalists in the 2007 Famelab competition, at the Kandinsky Hotel in Cheltenham. You can read a little bit about us below.
Martin Coath is a freelance communicator and musician with clients including The Royal Institution, Plymouth University, Reading University and the Wellcome Trust. His time is divided between research in science education, designing artificial brains, and creating opportunities to get out of the lab and engage everybody in the wider debate about the relationship between science and society. http://www.mcoath.net/
Particle physicist turned Manchester Science Festival Director, Marieke can play a mean glass harp (an instrument made of wine glasses filled with varying amounts of water) and her icing sugar fireworks once caused evacuation of the Museum of Science and Industry.
Nicholas Harrigan is a science communicator and teacher who also spends his time trying to understand the weird world of quantum mechanics. When not worrying about tiny quantum magic tricks, he also enjoys thinking up new ways of making explosions in front of people and talking to pieces of dust called Kevin.
Science presenter from The One Show, Blue Peter, and Britain’s Brightest, Steve is a physicist, comedian and broadcaster who brings science to life at festivals, on television and lately through his hit science comedy show Festival of the Spoken Nerd. http://www.stevemould.com @MouldS
Peter is a neuroscientist at University College London. He researches memory, imagination and develops technology for analysing connections in the brain. He’s also curator of The Great Brain Experiment, a citizen science project. In his spare time he performs science-themed stand-up comedy and has written and presented for BBC radio. http://www.peterzeidman.co.uk @corticalpete
Caroline was a founder member of the Flying Kandinskys and took the lead in developing our show The Science of the Oceans. She passed away in 2013 and is sorely missed. Caroline worked in marine conservation in Bermuda, Fiji and Madagascar and was Senior Learning Co-ordinator at the National Marine Aquarium, where she shared her love of the marine environment and raised awareness of the life within our oceans.