I have over 6 years of experience in science engagement, which has seen me deliver environmental education workshops in the rainforests of Trinidad, deliver science shows at some of the UK's biggest festivals and I even sent a Tunnock's teacake into space.

Whilst I am most at home on a theatre stage, I have extensive experience in classroom based learning as well as a background in environmental and outdoors education. 

I'm also pretty happy in front of a camera, with an award winning series of promotional videos under my belt.

In 2017 I presented Glasgow Science, a marketing campaign by Glasgow Science Centre which culminated in "Can you send a teacake to space?" which made national and international news, popular TV shows and websites including Have I Got News for You and in the Westminster parliament. This campaign won a national award at the Marketing Society Scotland Awards for getting people talking about space.

Previous Speaking Events

Body of Work : Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, September 2020

- Podcast guest

Zoo-Lol-Ogy!, September 2020

- Host of live comedy event

Science is a Drag!, August 2020

- Host of Live Cabaret Event

Science Showoff, July 2020

- Comedy Performer

University of Oxford, Public Engagement with Research Conference, July 2020

- Host of a Pub Quiz for closing session

Australia National University, Guest Lecturer, July 2020

- Delivered a guest lecture for the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science


The Global Science Show, March - June 2020

- A virtual science show that I coordinated alongside 100 scientists across the globe, providing them the opportunity to showcase their work via Twitter & YouTube

Sam's Socially Distant Science Quiz, March 2020 - Presenter

- A weekly pub quiz run virtually using Zoom, with 60+ attendees weekly. 

FameLab Edinburgh Heats, March 2020

- Host for the evening

The Real Stories of SciComm, November 2019

- Hosted a storytelling event alongside Dr Kirsty Ross

A Matter of Representation - The BIG Event, July 2019

- Delivered a discussion workshop on improving representation in STEM engagement

The Real Stories of SciComm, July 2019

- Hosted a storytelling event alongside Dr Kirsty Ross


The Rise & Fall of the Dinosaurs with Dr Steve Brusatte -  Aye Write Book Festival March 2019

- Host for Interview with author

What's STEM Got to Do With It? - CLD STEM Conference for Education Scotland, February 2019

- Master of Ceremonies

Bluedot Festival, July 2018

- Delivered live science shows to audiences of over 200

Live Science Shows for Glasgow Science Centre, 2015 - Present Day 

- Delivered hundreds of live science shows for family and school audiences

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Sam Langford

Science Presenter & Creator 

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