Bright Club Hope 26th July 2016

We are delighted to be back in the Bloomsbury Studio for a second summer gig!

Tickets available now with no booking fee:

Join Simon Jolly, UCL Physics and Astronomy
Paul Hellier, UCL Mechanical Engineering
Kyle Evans, Barton Peveril College Mathematics
Eoin Bentick, UCL English Language and Literature
Paula Morgenstern, UCL Energy Institute
Aneesha Singh, UCL Computer Science



Bright Club 30th June 2016

That’s right, we are back and delighted to be in the Bloomsbury Studio again!

Researchers will become comedians for a night of great comedy as we ask them to think about truth. Along with our comedian Martin Crosser aand compere Abigoliah Schamaun we are welcoming:

Aalaa Al- Shamahi – UCL Anthropology
Monika Bohm – ZSL
Geraldine Horan – UCL, School of European Languages
Oscar Kennedy – London Centre for Nanotechnology
Nguyen T K Thanh – UCL Physics and Astronomy
Gary Stevens – UCL, Slade School Of Fine Art

Tickets £5 plus booking fee and are avaliable here:

Bright Club 22nd March

Bright Club at UCL will be back on 22nd March in the Bloomsbury Studio.

Ticket available here:

We have a fantastic line- up yet again. As well as the headline act and compere we have:

Gareth Williams –  Pharmaceutics, UCL
Alessandro Galloni – Neuroscience, Crick Institute
Maddison Coke –  Electronic and Electrical Engineering, UCL
Anna Ploszajski – Chemistry, UCL
Ed Hughes – Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary’s University

Hope to see you there!

Bright Club 10.12.15

Hello everyone,
Bright Club is back for some festive fun on 10th December, 7:30pm in the Bloomsbury Studio.
This is the night that researchers become stand-up comedians and we have a great line up yet again:

Gareth Hagger-Johnson – Senior Research Associate, Epidemiology & Public Health
Sarah Hutton – Outreach Co-ordinator and Ogden Science Officer, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Nick Crumpton – Research Associate Cell and Developmental Biology, Life Sciences
Rob Lee – Analyst Developer ISD
Bill Hodgson – Senior Teaching Fellow, Bartlett

These will be supported by a professional comedian and the night will be themed around the future of the researchers’ work.

Tickets are £4 plus a small booking fee:

Hope to see you there!

May 21st – Bright Club: World at the Bloomsbury Theatre

That’s right – we are back for the SECOND time in 2015 at the Bloomsbury Theatre for a mega celebration of all the things funny about research.

We’ll be taking a trip around the world with 10 UCL researchers to share their comedy observations on their work.

3 professional comedians: Elis James, David Morgan and Dan Atkinson will be supporting our cast of brilliant research comedy.

Performers include:

Tom O’Donnell – Medieval Ireland

Monni Bohm – On endangered species

Oli Marsh – Science on the internet

Puja Bharadia – On uncertainty

Mike Fell – How we use energy

Zisis Kozlakidis – Viruses and data

Xavier Harrison – On geese

Gemma Bale – Measuring with light

Liam Shaw – The physics of bacteria

Tickets: £8 (plus booking fee)


March 16th – Bright Club: Power at the Star of Kings

Tickets: £5

Bright Club is back at the Star of Kings for another night of intelligent comedy. Join a host of researchers and 2 brilliant comedians for a night of laughs themed around power.

Empowered with jokes, our researchers will be overloading you with daft data, language laughs and interesting anecdotes to the power of 1000!

Join compere Tom Price and headliner Andrew O’Neill plus:

Alex Mankoo – UCL Science and Technology Studies

Puja Bharadia – UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage

Sheridan Humphreys – Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, Kings College London

Liam Shaw – UCL Institute of Child Health

Rob Webster – UCL Institute of Education

Daniel Durrant – UCL Bartlett School of Planning

Roel Konijnendijk – UCL History

Tickets: £5

Bright Club Comes to Ireland

For the first time, Dublin will be getting a taste of Bright Club! This Wednesday in 4 Dame Lane, researchers and comedians will come together to talk about all the things that make us human, bringing the idea-driven comedy of UK Bright Clubs to the Emerald Isle.

Headlined by Niamh Shaw, Artist-in-residence at Cork Institute of Technology and Blackrock Castle Observatory

Compered by Jessamyn Fairfield , Physicist and Comedian

And featuring:

Aoife McLysaght – Genetics, Trinity College Dublin

Jennifer Edmonds – Digital Humanities, Trinity College Dublin

Louise McHugh – Psychology, University College Dublin

David McKeown – Mechanical Engineering, University College Dublin

Rick Doody – Comedian and Improviser, Not The Eyes

Kevin Handy – Comedian and Improviser, Not The Eyes

Leanne Harte – Singer and Songwriter

Doors at 7pm in 4 Dame Lane on February 4th, limited tickets available on the night, €5 in. As seen in the Irish Times! More information on facebook and twitter.