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Science communication by Lara Stafford

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Upcoming Events

Deershed Festival

Lara is taking Theatre of Science on the road, bringing science storytelling sessions to Deer Shed Festival's 10th anniversary celebration. The family-friendly event featuring music, arts and science takes place between 26th–28th July.


Operation Space Search

Join Theatre of Science and Hoglets on an adventure to find a new planet! Using drama, astronomy, science experiments and a lot of imagination, we’ll journey beyond the solar system in this workshop to explore where humans might live next.


Recent reviews

“I really enjoyed this – thought of a science tour wasn’t my cup of tea but I was dead wrong. Learnt loads and you made it fun, even for a miserable old bloke!”
“I learned loads! Excellent tour, great facts, brilliant guide! More please!”
“Good energy, lots of interesting facts and history about science, and lovely tour – Thank you!”
“Liked everything about it! Brilliant! The combination of science, history and entertainment was great. Also seeing new places in York. Thank you so much!”
“Kept the children engaged, loved the use of props! Will definitely attend more of your events! Thank you.”
“Absolutely brilliant – really loved it! Great mix of science and history of York, delivered in a humorous way.”
“The tour leader was really friendly. The tour was super informative – I learned loads! Thank you!”

About Me

Lara Stafford left Manchester University in 2003. “Ooh, Manchester’s great for physics isn’t it Miss?” say her A-level science students. “Yes”, she replies. They do not need to know she studied Drama the first time round. Eventually a love of physics and a desire to have a job led her to a Science degree and she trained as a teacher. Now with first class honours in both theatre and science and a wasted youth spent working in The York Dungeon, she delivers projects intended to inspire young people towards careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Our Friends

Hoglets Theatre

Hoglets Theatre Company run drama and storytelling classes that bring storytime to life – taking drama performance skills and applying them to the telling of tales. They also produce original theatre shows for babies, toddlers and their parents or carers.

York Festival of Ideas

The Festival of Ideas was created to enhance York’s reputation as a city of ideas and innovation through offering the highest calibre of public events to local, regional and visitor audiences.