Stories From Science

Ep 8 - Destination Detonation: Renee Watson and her journey to The Curiosity Box



As job titles go, you'd need to go a long way to beat 'Head of Explosions', but then today’s episode is with someone – Renee Watson of The Curiosity Box – who has travelled a long way, from the river banks of rural Australia to leading a self-styled Curiosity Revolution to disrupt education, empower families and convince the world that science isn't just for them, but holds the keys to a better life and a better world. It's difficult not to get swept up in this enthusiasm for revolution. Along the way we'll go toe-to-toe with STEM Barbie, discover why science capital is like carrying a suitcase, and understand that, whilst love really does change everything, particularly in the field of great customer service, sometimes it ain’t quite enough. Inspirational, unconventional, you'll understand exactly why philanthropist Melinda Gates called out Renee as one of the eight women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to look out for in 2018. But don't worry - Renee has a 'Head of Grounding' to ensure that