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Alice Taylor

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In her former life, Alice Taylor was the highly successful Commissioning Editor of Education for Channel 4. Among many other accolades her commission of Smokescreen produced by SixtoStart received the Best Game Award at SXSWi in 2010. During this period Alice was also named one of the Top 100 women in the games industry. In 2011 though she picked up the startup bug and become a founder of MakieLab, a new venture in the emerging 3d printing space, alongside Luke Petre, Jo Roach and Sulka Haro. They were one of the first startups to receive investment from the Tech City Launch Pad Fund. Most recently, MakieLab were recognised by Martha Lane Fox as ‘one to watch’. And so we will :)

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Helen Czerski is a bubble physicist and oceanographer. She is based at Southampton University where she researches the key role that the bubble plays as an interface layer between the sea and the sky. In addition to her bubble physics research Helen has quickly become known as one of the UK’s best science communicators. This culminated recently in her prime-time debut as co-presenter on BBC Two’s Orbit: Earth’s Extraordinary Journey. The Telegraph wrote afterwards, “The BBC has finally found the female face of science television.” Nice! Originally from Manchester, these days you’ll just as likely find Helen on a research vessel on a faraway ocean as you will at her lab in Southampton. Checkout the excellent Guardian blog she kept regarding her most recent trip to the Southern Ocean which surrounds Antarctica.

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