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Florence Schechter is a science communicator, mostly by making a tit of herself on screen and on stage. She is a comedian, presenter, video producertrainer, and is also the founder and director of the world's first bricks and mortar vagina museum because she apparently never wants to sleep again.

After graduating in 2014 with a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham (she really likes Bs), she started her science communication career. After building up a science YouTube channel with over one million views, she then interned at QI, the hit BBC show, for 8 months and was the main researcher for their app "Qiktionary". In 2016, she enrolled in the Wellcome Trust funded "Talent Factory", a mentorship programme for emerging science communication talent in the UK. For the past two years, she has sat on the Trajectory, Ideas and Ambassadors Board of Cheltenham Science Festival which advises on programming and strategy for the annual festival.

Florence is an accomplished presenter on TV, radio and live on stage. She has been an expert contributor on TV documentary Engineering Catastrophes (Science Channel), a writer and presenter on the podcast Chemistry In It's Element (Royal Society of Chemistry) and voiced an explainer for the charity Eve Appeal.

 

In 2017, she started the project to build the world's first bricks and mortar museum about the gynaecological anatomy and came Highly Commended in the Women of the Future Awards in the Arts and Culture category for her work with the Vagina Museum.

She has been interviewed by a number of major news outlets such as BBC Radio 5, RTE 2FM, Refinery29, Huffington Post, The IndependentMetro, Mashable and Atlas Obscura.

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Science Showoff Sept 2016
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British Science Festival 2017
British Science Festival 2017
British Science Festival 2017
British Science Festival 2017
British Science Festival 2017
Science Showoff Sept 2016
Science Showoff Sept 2016
Science Showoff Sept 2016
Science Showoff Sept 2016
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Grant Museum
Grant Museum
Grant Museum
Grant Museum
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Dr Jiggs Bowson
Dr Jiggs Bowson
Dr Jiggs Bowson
Science Showoff
Science Showoff
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