Who are science made simple?

The team at science made simple

Science made simple is the UK’s leading science show company.

Established in 2002, and now reaching over 75,000 students a year throughout the UK and overseas.

Many of our satisfied customers book us year after year.

We make enriching learning experiences for schools and public audiences. Our trained and fully DBS-checked presenters bring everything to you, saving you the bother of arranging costly travel.


As a social enterprise with a passion for science and all things associated with it! We aim to share our enthusiasm by offering inspirational and educational experiences that are tailor-made for schools, festivals, adult audiences and the public.
Our mission is:
  • to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers,
  • to engage the wider public with STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths) as part of popular culture,
  • to strengthen connections between researchers and the public.

Above all, the science made simple experience is:


We set clear learning objectives for our shows with links to the National Curriculum. Our science content is accurate and up to date. We evaluate every performance and improve various parts of the show as and when necessary.


All our presenters are trained in all aspects of science communication. They are full-time professional science performers with a passion for science and engineering and extensive experience of working with students of all ages.


All our presenters have been awarded the Gold Medal in public speaking by the London Academy Of Music and Dramatic Art. All have enhanced CRB checks and are educated to degree level. We continually develop our presenters by investing in external and internal training to ensure a consistently high standard.


We work with research councils, universities and industry to develop material on contemporary science topics. Our head office in Cardiff University gives us access to cutting edge scientific discoveries and scientists.


We have won more awards for our work than any other UK science show provider:

  • 2009- Royal Academy of Engineering Public Promotion of Engineering Medal
  • 2006-Institute of Acoustics Award for Public Engagement
  • 2006 -EU Descartes Prize for Science Communication
  • 2004- Women into Science, Engineering and Construction Excellence Award

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Don’t just take our word for it, this is what some of our customers have said:

“science made simple make science fun, interesting and relevant to students and teachers lives.  The cool science demos capture the imagination of all students, young and old and engage people to want to learn more.”

Clare Kelly, Science college coordinator (Deputy Director), Framwellgate School Durham

“science made simple provided a stimulating, entertaining and challenging kick start to our action packed Science Week. The shows fully engaged children across KS1 and 2, and the evening show for families was a terrific opportunity to develop parental involvement in school.”

Paul Smith,  Headteacher, Grange Park Primary School

“Top of the range science presentations: enthusiastic, pacey, articulate, well-informed & flexibly tailored to our audiences, including combined KS2 with KS3. Substantial science content alongside the ‘wow’ factor!”

Alastair Cuthbertson, Science Teacher, Ivybridge Community College.

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What people say about us

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    • “The students loved every minute of it.  The shows were incredibly well put together, resourced and performed and it is a testament to Zoë for the hard work she puts into the prep work and the performance on the day”
      Sevenoaks School
    • “We all thoroughly enjoyed the two different shows that you put on for us! The children were all talk about them the following day! The teachers were too!”
      Mary Mother of Hope School, Dublin
    • “Loved how much the children were involved, and the enthusiasm of Zoë – amazing”
      Thomas’s Clapham, London
    • “David was very clever, funny and kept the children engaged.”
      Cross Gates Primary School
    • “There is no doubt at all that you made a big impact on the pupils, on the parents and indeed on all those who were privileged to be present”
      R. Court, Birkdale School, Sheffield
    • “You had an attentive and appreciative audience, quite an achievement when you consider that there were eight hundred 14-16 year olds in the auditorium”
      R. Newby, The Training Partnership
    • “It was an amazing experience, and all the experiments were informative and exciting. It is an event we will never forget”
      Year 7 Student, Stanchester Academy
    • “Both the staff and pupils thoroughly enjoyed watching the shows and taking part; it was a very welcome addition to our Science Day which provided and opportunity to present science to the children in an exciting way.”
      Thomas Jolyffe Primary School
    • ‘science made simple have always been a pleasure to work with – not only when they’re presenting amazing science shows for our family audiences, but through training our own staff on their journey to becoming excellent science communicators.’
      Liz Smallman, Head of Learning , Eureka
    • “We had around 2700 visitors. 98% of visitors rated the event as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’. Your session was also named by a number of guests as their ‘highlight’ of the festival”
      J. Heaton-Marriott, Lancashire Science Festival
    • “Zoe was very pleasant, enthusiastic and engaged the children throughout each show. A very enjoyable day, everyone commented on Zoe’s enthusiasm”
      Uplands Junior School
    • “Engineering I thought was to do with machines and I thought it would be a boring job, but now I think I might be one.”
      student age 10
    • “Your contribution has drawn extremely positive comments from all sections of the school community – pupils and staff, parents, governors and others”
      K. Geary, Marlwood School, Bristol
    • “This was the best show. Amazing story! Heartfelt, emotional but furthermore very informative and I found a lot out!”
      Visitor, Lancashire Science Festival
    • “We would like to thank you for a fantastic morning of science. We like the way you included us in your presentation and experiments and gave us an insight in science throughout our life”
      Students at Carshalton High School for Girls
    • “The show was organised, professional and creative. Many thanks for your hard work and commitment.”
      J. Ford, Barry Comprehensive