Dan Simpson is a writer, performer, producer, and educator. He makes highly engaging and contemporary work that is entertaining, intelligent, and thought-provoking. His subjects include science and technology; history and place; art and culture; people and poetry. Often working in scientific contexts, Dan has appeared at popular science events and festivals – and is half of Dr. Illingworth and Mr. Simpson, devising interdisciplinary science communication events and projects.
A former Canterbury Laureate, Dan has been Poet-in-Residence at Glastonbury Festival, Waterloo Station, National Trust Stowe, Imperial College London, and St Albans Cathedral. His two collections of poetry are Applied Mathematics and Totally Cultured. Dan has performed around the world including at Glastonbury Festival, Chicago’s Uptown Poetry Slam, Sofar Sounds Auckland, and on the BBC. He has taken five solo shows to Edinburgh Fringe, and he convenes and lectures on the ‘Writing for the Spoken Word’ module at Canterbury Christ Church University,
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