Published: 11 November 2015

Radio 5 Live presenter to ‘strip down’ science at public lecture

Chris Smith

Dr Chris Smith, presenter of ‘5 Live Science’ on BBC Radio 5 Live and host of the Naked Scientists Podcast, will deliver a whistle-stop tour of the world of scientific and medical media at a public lecture next week.

Chris is a medical consultant specialising in clinical microbiology and virology at the University of Cambridge and its teaching hospital, Addenbrooke’s. His ‘Stripping Down Science’ lecture will see him describe how the Naked Scientists, which is now one of the most downloaded science shows, came into being, with a nod to neuroscience and the formula the team use to make science meaningful for everyone.

The event is this year’s Sutcliffe Kerr Lecture, an annual neuroscience event hosted by The Walton Centre and the University of Liverpool. The event commemorates Alan Sutcliffe Kerr, a leading neurosurgeon who played a major role in founding the Walton Centre as a separate, specialist NHS Trust for neuroscience.

The lecture is being introduced by Professor Tom Solomon, Head of the University’s Institute of Infection and Global Health, and will take place in The Walton Centre’s Sid Watkins Building on 18 November at 5.30pm. Admission is free but places must be booked in advance by emailing

More information is available here.

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