Biologist, Science Communicator, Writer, TV Presenter

Simon Watt

Simon Watt MRes, BSc

Simon Watt is a biologist, writer, science communicator, comedian and TV presenter.

He runs “Ready Steady Science”, a science communication company committed to making information interesting and takes science based performances into schools, museums, theatres and festivals.

He runs the “Ugly Animal Preservation Society” which is a comedy night with a conservation twist.  It went on to find global fame/notoriety when it teamed up with the National Science and Engineering Competition to host an online campaign resulting in the election of the blobfish as the ugliest animal on the planet.

His new book “The Ugly Animals: We Can’t All be Pandas” is out now.  He has also written dozens of articles for national newspapers and websites including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, the Daily Mirror and the New York Daily News.

He is a regular contributor to TV, radio and web and is perhaps best known as a presenter on the BAFTA winning documentary series Inside Nature’s Giants and the Channel 4 special The Elephant: Life After Death.

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