Bright Club started off as an experiment:
What would happen if we got a bunch of interesting comedians and combined them with all of the fascinating people who work for one of the UK’s best Universities?
And what would happen if we did that combining on a stage, in front of an attractive and intelligent public audience?
And what if we didn’t worry about whether people were famous, or experienced, or had been on TV, and instead just picked people that we thought were brilliant at telling stories about what they know?
Bright Club started as a collaboration between comedy promoters One Green Firework, music promoters Duel in the Deep and UCL, London’s Global University.
Pretty much every photo on this website was taken by Hilary Jackson.
UCL is a Beacon for Public Engagement, which means that HEFCE, the UK Research Councils and the Wellcome Trust pay the salaries of the UCL people who help to put Bright Club together.