About Cerys

Cerys is a researcher at Galop. They study the impact of transphobia on the LGBTQ+ community. In their spare time, they are a comedian, a podcast producer, editor and presenter, and freelance science communicator.

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STAND-UP COMEDY

Cerys performs stand-up comedy at science comedy nights, LGBTQ+ comedy nights and just comedy comedy nights, they perform to sold out crowds and the occasional empty pub basement. 

They use a unique blend of biting sarcasm, goofy anecdotes, and powerpoint draw to tackle topics like institutional homophobia within science and their parents' divorce. 

They have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, Greenman Festival and Brighton Fringe and with the Science Showoff, Dr Jigg's Bowson, the Variables Presents..., the Vagina Museum, and the LOL Word.

Cerys has written and performed two solo shows at the Greenman Festival and Brighton Fringe.

They are currently collaborating with comedian Rachel Wheeley on an Edinburgh show called the Unfortunate Bisexual and run a reoccurring comedy night, the Big O’ Bisexual Cabaret.

Photo credit  Alex Lathbridge

Photo credit Alex Lathbridge

PODCASTING

Cerys has been podcasting since they were 16 and first tried community radio (on Stroud FM). They ran the pop-science podcast "Have You Tried Science?" from 2014-2015 on UCL Rare FM and continues to make science audio media for UCL Culture.

They write, edit, and produce podcasts about science, museums, and the LGBTQ+ community. They have worked with historians, scientists, and academics to produce accessible, professional, and entertaining pieces of media about a huge range of subjects from the testing of Jeremy Bentham's DNA to the first wheel-spun pot.

In the works, they have a series of podcasts for each of the UCL Museums which is coming soon. And, recently they produced and edited the audioguide Bricks and Mortals, a history of eugenics told through buildings.

They have guested on several popular podcasts including Worst Foot Forward and Why Aren’t You a Doctor Yet?

Their latest project is the Coming Out Tapes, an audio archive of LGBTQ+ stories. 

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TEACHING

Cerys delivers a range of lectures and workshops on their research subject - cybercrime, to students aged 8 to 18. They have worked with organisations such as UCL Widening Participation, the ESU, and the Brilliant Club.

Outside of their academic speciality, they have a passion for LGBTQ+ history and so also research the history of scientific research on the LGBTQ+ community. They have presented their findings for the Skeptics, (multiple cities), Nerd Nite, London and Babble Talks, Tooting. They are a Stonewall School Role Model and give talks on LGBTQ+ history and experiences in schools. 

Cerys currently teaches stand up comedy at the London Business School and will be bringing a comedy workshop for LGBTQ+ women to the charity London Friend this autumn. They are available for one on one comedy training and workshopping and have worked with several academics to produce material.

They also teach science podcasting for several academic courses at UCL and have run workshops on science podcasting and interview techniques at the London Podcast Festival