Andrew Glester

Andrew Glester is a Lecturer in Science Communication.

Research, practice and projects

Andrew’s award-winning podcast The Cosmic Shed was named as one of the Guardian newspaper's favourite podcasts and features guests such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Nichelle Nichols, Alice Roberts and Chris Hadfield. He is also the host of the Physics World Stories podcast from the Institute of Physics.

He makes live shows which combine science and the arts, beginning with producing the BBC Blue Planet Live tours in 2006 and 2008 before going on to direct and produce Polar. Polar was a whole new live show which Andrew devised inspired by the Jacques Cousteau idea that it is easier to protect what we love. A stunning film set to the music of the greats like Sibelius and Beethoven, it was performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, CBSO, RTE Symphony Orchestra and Manchester Camerata.

He writes features and reviews for Physics World magazine and continues to make live shows.


Andrew teaches at postgraduate, graduate and foundation levels, with a focus on film, radio and podcasting. He also teaches lectures on wildlife film making and multimedia projects as well as making live events. He has a wide experience of science communication, having worked in the field for many years and completed the MSc in Science Communication at UWE Bristol in 2014.

Publication, dissemination and impact

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