Jonathan Sanderson

Jonathan read physics at Cambridge but fell into television largely on the grounds that he could mend bicycles. He subsequently produced science and engineering series for family audiences, and particularly for children, including working with STV on the classic show How2. He received an RTS Award and a BAFTA nomination, and was only fired once.

In 2006 he escaped broadcast and learned how to make films himself, initially by running a national schools' film competition with NESTA. Alongside sporadic production work, he's built a network of 250 academics who consulted on BBC projects; helped the Royal Institution launch a web video channel; taught on the world's largest science communication training course, in Abu Dhabi; and turned down a bunch of broadcast shows that sounded ghastly.

His latest film work is 'DEMO', a teacher training film (of sorts) shot by the smallest possible crew during a road trip across America.

Jonathan recently joined Northumbria University to work on Think Physics, a multi-year project aimed at increasing participation in physics across the north-east of England, particularly for underrepresented groups.

To find out more about the work Jonathan does, visit his website at storycog.com.

Jonathan read physics at Cambridge but fell into television largely on the grounds that he could mend bicycles. He subsequently produced science and engineering series for family audiences, and particularly for children, including working with STV on the classic show How2. He received an RTS Award and a BAFTA nomination, and was only fired once.
In 2006 he escaped broadcast and learned how to make films himself, initially by running a national schools' film competition with NESTA. Alongside sporadic production work, he's built a network of 250 academics who consulted on BBC projects; helped the Royal Institution launch a web video channel; taught on the world's largest largest science communication training course, in Abu Dhabi; and turned down a bunch of broadcast shows that sounded ghastly.
His latest film work is 'DEMO', a teacher training film (of sorts) shot by the smallest possible crew during a road trip across America.
Jonathan recently joined Northumbria University to work on Think Physics, a multi-year project aimed at increasing participation in physics across the north-east of England, particularly for underrepresented groups.
To find out more about the work Jonathan does, visit his website at http://storycog.com.