Every month, as we celebrate the breadth of our alumnae community, we highlight former pupils who have become published authors.
Brain Fizzing Facts is the new book published by the renowned scientist, writer, presenter and speaker, Dr Emily Grossman (class of 1996).
Emily Grossman is an expert in molecular biology and genetics with a PhD in cancer research. She also trained and worked as an actress and singer and now combines all these skills as a science broadcaster, writer, educator and trainer. Emily is known for being on a regular panel of science experts for Sky 1’s fact-based panel show, Duck Quacks Don’t Echo, and has become a YouTube sensation thanks to her video How to Stop Yourself Being Ticklish. A passionate advocate for gender equality and diversity in STEM, Emily has delivered a TEDx talk on Why Science Needs People Who Cry and she was recently named as the second Honorary STEM Ambassador for her work in education.
Brain Fizzing Facts is her second book and is designed to inspire children to study and explore the world of science whilst keeping them entertained by answering questions like: Why is your elbow called your funny bone? How could you escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaw? Which animal can breathe through its bottom? And how do these things all link together?