Science & Education

With Spirit of Glasgow, I worked for several years delivering and developing guided historical tours, period dramas and science-based character presentations. I enjoy both research and the creative process that distills that understanding. As Kirkpatrick Macmillan, I explained my role in the development of the bicycle and helped groups of schoolchildren to design the bicycle of the future; as Charles Macintosh, I entertained the scientists of tomorrow at the Glasgow Science Centre with tales of my discoveries, including rubber, better-tasting bread, and carbon nanotubes.

My poetry includes many pieces written on a science and/or historical theme. My contributions to the Omnificient English Dictionary In Limerick Form offer a range of short, informative, humorous verses on all manner of technical subjects. One of the first of around 1000 limericks I have had accepted is reproduced below.

burette, buret by Chris Young (Chris Young)

The long tube in my chemistry set,
With the measure marks? That's my burette.
Turn the tap to and fro
And it varies the flow
Of the poison I'm planning you'll get!

I have a Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences from the University of Strathclyde and have studied Bioscience at UHI (University of the Highlands and Islands). I listen to a lot of science podcasts and watch various maths and science videos, both for fun and to keep expanding and updating my knowledge and understanding. 

If you're looking for someone for your next sci-comms project, do get in touch.