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From the archive: Comedy in public engagement is no joke

‘Science showoff’ Steve Cross on using humour wisely

To accompany our interview with Tom Richards, recipient of a grant from the Royal Society’s public engagement fund and originator of the ‘Tadpole Doctor’ project tracking a new disease in larval frogs, we republish some serious advice from a public engagement funny-man, Steve Cross.

Cross is the founder of Science Showoff, which aims to take science engagement from learned societies to pub basements—a few steps down in literal terms, but maybe not in figurative ones?

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