Dr Matt Pritchard, the Science Magician, fuses his love of STEM subjects and magic. His amazing performances both inspire and inform. Matt loves being creative and is passionate about simplifying the complex. He aims to be a Curator of Wonder; sharing the curious and sparking new questions.
Previously Matt conducted atomic physics research at Durham University, where he won the Institute of Physics' Postgraduate lecturer award. He subsequently went on to work within the Education department at Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham, presenting shows and workshops and developing educational resources.
Now, as an independent science communicator, he performs to over 50,000 people a year and works with organisations like The Royal Institution, British Science Association, The Big Bang fairs and the Science Museum Group. He also provides communication training for universities and science festivals.
In addition to this experience, he has spent the last 18 years working as a professional magician and is an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle - one of only 300 people in the world to hold this distinction. He is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association and in 2015 he was a finalist in the national Speaker Factor competition.
Matt is comfortable working across the age ranges and sensitively adapts the content and delivery to his audience.
"An excellent show that engaged 180 students for a full hour! The 'How Science Works' show really showed students how science and magic are related and gave them an interesting insight into the work of different scientists. They also had alot of fun and we have had requests from students for a return visit. I would highly recommend this show and Matt was really good with the students and flexible with last minute requests."– Fiona Whela, Head of Science, The Holy Family Technology College
"All the feedback from teachers was outstanding. They all commented that your presentation was clear and relevant to what the students are studying and that they loved the magic and that you gave real life examples.It takes an excellent presenter like you with a great topic to keep 900 GCSE students interested in a maths talk. Thank you for a great session."– Radka Newby, The Training Partnership
"Everyone I spoke to thought the day was fantastic - just exactly pitched at the right level. The pupils were inspired and the teachers got lots of new ideas"– Dan Cottle, Science teacher, King Edward VI Five Ways School
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