Eddie is an engineer / teacher / mathematician who has a love for sci-fi, musicals, stargazing, na-val-gazing, and the human condition. He has worked as an engineer and a teacher, and he apolo-gises on behalf of his fiancé if he puts on his ‘teacher voice’ tonight. He gets overly excited when people talk about maths in normal conversations, and is always disappointed by the representation of scientists in popular culture. He is worried that he isn’t very good at planning for the long-term future, and that he is too easily distracted by shiny things.
“Existing at a point where science meets storytelling, Laborastory is a night of five scientists telling stories about personal heroes from their field.
Sometimes serious but often funny, this different take on storytelling will switch on your scientific brain and you might even learn something!"
”The Laborastory is great for two main reasons. Firstly, there's nothing quite like listening to someone talk about something they deeply understand - and who understands science better than scientists? Secondly, most of history's greatest scientists were batshit insane, so the stories about them are always top-notch."
”So much fun! It should be required post-grad/doc/prof experience!"
— Dr Colin Hales
“As for the storytelling itself, for the most part it was roll-on-the-floor funny. These guys and gals were naturals. Or, perhaps, they have inhaled, imbibed or injected so many weird chemicals that they are actually cracked. Either way, it was a great night."
— Bait for Bookworms