What is 'The Naked Scientists' ?

Based at Cambridge University's Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), the Naked Scientists are a team of scientists, doctors and communicators whose passion is to help the general public to understand and engage with the worlds of science, technology and medicine.


Created and launched in 2001 by Chris Smith, the Naked Scientists was one of the first podcasts to exist and is now one of the world's most popular science shows, achieving over 50 million programme downloads in the last 5 years.

Working with broadcasters internationally including the BBC, the ABC (Australia), Primedia (South Africa), Talk Radio Europe and Radio New Zealand, the professional audiovisual media created by the Naked Scientists team is syndicated globally to audiences exceeding a million people worldwide each week.

Alongside our mission to deliver scientific reporting and entertainment of the highest calibre and standard, through our internship programme we have also created a training environment to develop and nurture the talents and skills of other early-career communicators.

Over the last ten years our team has won 9 national and international awards for science communication, including recognition in the Science Council's 100 leading UK practising scientists, and the award of the Royal Society's 2008 Kohn Medal.

If you would like to hire the Naked Scientists to appear at an event or deliver a live show at your venue, please address enquiries to the editor, Chris Smith, at chris@thenakedscientists.com


Meet the team

Our team brings a wealth of experience spanning more than a decade working with some of the world's leading broadcasters and publishing houses.

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Have you got what we're looking for?

The Naked Scientists are always on the lookout for fresh talent, so if you’ve got a flare for science and communication please do get in touch. Roles include radio show production, writing and researching material for broadcast, writing science articles, web design and Internet multimedia.

If you are interested in writing a guest article for the Naked Scientists website then please get in touch with articles@thenakedscientists.com with details about your background and interests – we’d love to hear from you!

For any other correspondence, please write to Naked Scientists managing editor Chris Smith at chris@thenakedscientists.com


Our Sponsors

We are grateful to the organisations and broadcasters that sponsor the production efforts of the Naked Scientists and carry our science programmes on their networks.

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