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James Soper

James Soper

Live science like you've never seen it before

James Soper is the juggling scientist. Teacher, ex-circus performer and Guinness World Record holding juggler, James performs exciting and educational shows about science for schools and festivals.

As a teacher James ensures each performance is differentiated for age and stage so your students are guaranteed not just the most exciting but also the most interesting and educational science experience.

Current touring shows include:

  • The Real Science of the Circus
  • The Physics of Football: Bending it like Beckham
  • To Infinity and Beyond: The Maths and Science of Juggling
  • My Big Beautiful Biased Brain
  • Juiced: The Million Volt Electricity Show
  • Airmazing: Engineering the Future with Pneumatics

James has performed his shows across the UK and Ireland for the last 15 years. He has also performed at the first ever Abu Dhabi Science Festival, The Singapore Science Festival, the British Science Association and was the live science presenter for BBC One's Bang Goes The Theory touring shows.

As well as writing and performing his own shows, James is the leading trainer of science communicators and provides CPD sessions for teachers and lecturers as well.

Testimonials from Teachers

"A slick, polished, professional and hugely entertaining performance that was rich in scientific knowledge and understanding."

– Julia Bullett, Organiser, Merseyside Science Conference

"Perfectly paced and pitched for the audiences."

– Gilly Bell, Director, Bourne Science Festival

"The staffroom was buzzing with praise. The children totally absorbed throughout."

– Jenny Search, Headteacher, Southover School​

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  • Technology
  • Primary
  • Science
  • Assemblies and Celebrations Events
  • Teacher CPD

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