Matthew Shribman

Scientist / Environmentalist / Presenter

Matthew’s missions are 1) to make science as accessible as oxygen, 2) to ignite curiosity and encourage innovation and courageous thinking, and 3) to combat environmental destruction. Matthew holds a 1st Class MChem from the University of Oxford.

Matthew has over 25M video views across Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitch and YouTube, with a diverse audience spanning young and old, science enthusiasts and people who say they hated science at school.

Matthew communicates science in a way that’s fascinating for all, making it funnier, cooler and more relatable. His engagement rate on social media is 3x higher than the majority of online creators.

He has given talks for TEDx London, UN Ops, London Science Museum, sold out solo shows across the UK, and given talks to packed tents at major festivals like Womad and Bestival.

His podcast “A Piece of String” is supported by legacy BBC producer and QI co-founder, John Mitchinson, and his collaboration credits include Plastic Oceans Foundation and BNP Paribas.

Matthew is a member of the Patagonia Change Makers Community, a Rita Allen Foundation Fellow of the Science Media Awards & Summit, and an Emerging Producer at the World Congress of Science & Factual Producers.


Blue Peter
The Today Show BBC R4


The Single Most Effective Way To Combat Climate Change
The Future of Food
Can Memory Be Wiped And Reinvented?
How To Cure Depression
Females Came First
Hitch Hiking Deep Space
Why Chocolate Is Going Extinct
Why Breakfast Isn’t Important At All
Particles Are Not Particles - The Curious Quantum World
How To Stop Ageing
Animals As Smart As People
How To Bioengineer A Superhero
Visiting The Edge of The Universe
Dark Matter, Simplified
Why Magenta Isn’t A Colour And Other Beautiful Quirks of Science