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We’re extremely pleased to announce two keynote sessions for Nucleus 2015. BBC TV presenters Kate Bellingham, Champion for Girls’ Opportunities in Engineering, and Dallas Campbell, best known for his ground-breaking factual documentaries, will be presenting at this inaugural event on Thursday 19th November.

Kate Bellingham 

TV presenter, engineer and champion for girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Kate is the perfect choice to be involved with Nucleus.

Her presenting skills came to the attention of BCC producers in the early 1990s and her success in the BBC Schools’ series Techno led to her being offered a prize job in broadcasting – fronting the weekly live show Tomorrow’s World from 1990 to 1994. Building on her popularity with younger viewers, she went on to host the ITV children’s science programme Big Bang and then Radio 5 Live’s The Acid Test. In 2010 Kate returned to the BBC as a reporter for Museum of Life, a six part documentary series on the amazing work behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum. Kate continues to present programmes and features as a contributor and commentator for news and current affairs.

As President of Young Engineers, Kate continues to promote science and engineering via a network of clubs in schools and colleges. In 2010 Kate was appointed National STEM Careers Coordinator for the Department of Children, Schools and Families; her focus was to enable all young people to be able to make informed STEM subject and career choices. Her report “Discovering talent, developing skills – Helping STEM employers engage with schools and colleges” created a roadmap for effective employer-education engagement. In recognition of her contribution to the promotion of STEM careers in the UK, Kate was awarded the UK Resource Centre for Women in STEM’s prestigious Women of Outstanding Achievement Award in 2011.

Kate now focuses her huge energy and many talents on her personal goal – to encourage the involvement of girls in engineering.

Dallas Campbell 

Dallas Campbell is an actor and writer whose curiosity and original mind have led him into a parallel career as one of TV’s freshest and most sought after presenting talents.

Earlier this year, Dallas filmed a two part series, Britain Beneath Your Feet, exploring the hidden wonders of below. From the descents of London’s sewers to dark and intrepid coal mines; Dallas took audiences on an engaging and informative tour to the sites we rarely knew existed.

A presenter of BBC One’s popular science show, Bang Goes The Theory (BGTT), for six series, Dallas was also a regular on stage at the Bang Live! Roadshow, which toured for two years. Prior to his BGTT role, Dallas co-presented Channel Five’s enormously successful The Gadget Show, where his exploits redefined the word ‘geek’; racing jet powered street luges, wrestling robot jellyfish, testing the latest in gadgets of all sorts, as well as his proudest moment: breaking the Scalextric land speed record.

In the autumn of 2012, Dallas fronted his own three part BBC1 series, Supersized Earth. Tracing the story of how humans have transformed the world in a generation, Dallas travelled the globe visiting some of the world’s largest and most ambitious engineering projects, exploring the power of human ingenuity and the making of the modern world.

In 2012 Dallas turned Indiana Jones, co-presenting the high profile Egypt’s Lost Cities, a feature length documentary using satellite technology to hunt for previously undiscovered treasures. On BBC Four he is a regular presenter of the Horizon Guide series – an archive show that charts the progress of scientists through 50 years of the BBC’s Horizon series, and The Drake Equation: The Search for Life – a personal investigation into the science and history behind our efforts to find life beyond the Earth.

Details of their presentations are under wraps at the time of writing, but we will bring you news over the next couple of weeks.

To book onto Kate Bellingham’s and/or Dallas Campbell’s key note speech:

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