Dr

JOsie A PETERS

ASTROPHYSICIST - COMEDIAN & ACTOR - PRESENTER - ILLUSTRATOR

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ASTROPHYSICIST

With my qualifications in astrophysics and passion for communicating science, I am a clear and direct scientific advisor.

I provided astrophysics advice for Andrew Hunter Murray's (QI elf, comedian and co-host of No Such Thing As A Fish) dystopian thriller The Last Day.

I taught at the University of Oxford as a tutor for Worcester College and the Astrophysics sub-department.

I was a panellist at the Royal Lyceum Edinburgh's talk show. I was interviewed by Business Insider for an article on black holes, featured several times on BBC Radio Oxford and presented at several outreach events. 

Degrees

DPhil Astrophysics

Luminosity Functions using New Radio Surveys

University of Oxford

MSc Astronomy & Astrophysics

A comparison of 24micro metre and 6cm star-formation tracers in the spiral galaxy M83 

University of Manchester

BSc Mathematics

King's College London

ILLUSTRATOR

I am an illustrator, I love drawing animals and people with a lot of colour and humour. 

 

 

I work in procreate, pen & ink, watercolour and gouache.

 

See my portfolio

Clients include:

A Piece of String, Jubilation Podcast, Keeping it Creative, Babb's Art Club.

Social

@artartyeahart

Instagram

 

Shop

print on demand - Society6

direct - Etsy

Support

Ko-Fi

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COMEDIAN & ACTOR

I am an improvised comedian, singer (soprano) and actor. I create expressive and truthful characters. I am the director of The Oxford Imps for the academic year 2021/22.

    I joined the Oxford Imps in 2015, since performing in hundreds of shows in and around Oxford, as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe.

    I now perform with Jericho Comedy in Harry Potter parody : The Show That Must Not Be Named and Murder on the National Express. In the past we travelled across the UK with An Improvised Funeral.

    I have guest spotted in Criminal, a murder mystery improv show featuring comedians such as Josie Lawrence, Miles Jupp and Rachel Parris, as well as performing with Canadian group Club Soda, as a guest on Jericho Comedy podcast The Dinner Party and Verity Babbs' Art Laughs.

Shows

The Show That Must Not Be Named

 

An Improvised Funeral

 

The Oxford Imps

Murder on the National Express

Voice Acting

University of Oxford, Laboratory with Leaves - Hill End

Hope Ffennell

Josh Berry Voice Thief 

Voice over for Edinburgh Show

Jack FM

Various voice over clips for large radio network

Instagram

PRESENTER

I present fun, engaging science videos with the BBC and to my TikTok following. Most recently, you can find me presenting on 2 web series (Space Mysteries episodes 6-10 and Weird Science) on the BBC Earth Facebook page (12M followers) and BBC Earth Lab YouTube Channel (1M followers). Another 5 part series is currently in production -as of early 2022.

 

I have been presenting science since 2014 when I co-presented on The Jodcast at the University of Manchester during my MSc. Since presenting on podcasts Recycled Electrons and A Piece of String. I give public talks and am available for communications and presenting consulting.

I contributed to The Edge of Science, a BBC Studios and YouTube Originals programme with 2.1M+ views on the science of levitation. I got to ride a hoverboard!

Recent

BBC Earth / Facebook Watch presenting

Unexplored

5 part web series

(upcoming)

Space Mysteries

Episodes 6-10 November 2021

Weird Science

5 part web series March 2021

The Edge of Science

Contributor, BBC Studios & YouTube Originals

 

A Piece of String

 Podcast

BBC Ideas

Contributor, Video

University of Oxford Graduate Funding

Contributor, Video

Oxford Stargazing

Public Talk

SOCIALS

tiktok (35k+ followers)

instagram

youtube

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WORK WITH ME!

In person or online presenting?

Astrophysics talk or consulting?

Improvised comedy guest spot?

Illustrating editorial, greetings cards, portraits or maps?

Send me an email: josieapeters@gmail.com