The Royal Society is Britain's leading scientific society, founded in the 1660s in the time of Isaac Newton. Its mission is 'to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity'. We are delighted to be helping the scientists who attend the course get their science out into the world.

We can also bring our Media Skills training direct to you and your team with a hosted Media Skills Course.

Places on this course are available through the Royal Society, and there are full details on their web site: https://royalsociety.org/training/communication-media/media/


  • Interview skills training
  • Voice training for interview
  • Broadcast standard camera interviews
  • Remote radio interview
  • Professional video file of interview to take away
  • Lunch and refreshments


  • Hear what it’s like in the interview hot seat from space scientist and presenter of the BBC’s “Sky at Night” Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE.
  • Conquer nerves and find your voice with coach, Royal Shakespeare Company trained Victoria Pritchard.
  • Learn communication techniques from award winning TV producers and journalists.
  • Practice on-camera and radio interviews: you will do a friendly ‘soft’ interview, a remote interview from an unattended studio, and a hard interview on camera.


Please contact The Royal Society for details. They will be able to tell you about possible bursaries that can fund the cost of the course, travel and subsistence


Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE

Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a leading British space scientist. She makes frequent TV appearances, especially as presenter of The Sky At Night on BBC4,  and is an experienced science communicator. She overcame her dyslexia to gain a PhD in mechanical engineering from Imperial College. She worked with Screenhouse Productions on their BBC2 space series Stardate filming at the VLT in Chile. Maggie says,”In this knowledge based economy it is essential that a much higher proportion of women are developed and invested in. We need the brightest and the best so I fully support this training to encourage career progression.”

Victoria Pritchard

Voice coach and RSC trained actor. Victoria’s communication training workshops have taken her around the world. She works with companies, public bodies, and individuals (to cabinet level in the UK), helping people to communicate with confidence. You may have spotted her in Emmerdale, Eastenders, Hollyoaks, and Holby City.

Barbara Govan

Barbara is a broadcaster, presenter, reporter and experienced international documentary producer. She is keen to help experts raise their impact and profile, whether it’s for media, conference platforms, networking, lecturing or any other platform. She is currently developing films for the BBC One Show and a feature film with a bio medical theme.

Paul Bader

Paul has produced and directed many prime time and award winning science and history series for the BBC and Open University. E.g. Local Heroes, Science Shack, Stardate, Cosmos; A Beginner’s Guide.He is currently producing science films aimed at schools  for BBC learning, and in 2016 will be producing science and specialist factual films by Screenhouse for the BBC One Show.  He was a winner of the Chemical Industries award for the public understanding of science. Paul was a research scientist before switching to TV.


This course is administered by The Royal Society.

See The Royal Society web site for details of costs, bursaries, and detailed course content.



If you are interested in our courses,

Contact: Barbara Govan


"Thank you for a fantastic day! I've learnt so much. The best professional course I have ever been on"                         >>more

“I was on BBC Radio York yesterday morning and Calendar news today. Because of all the coaching I had on that day I was confident to give it a try and felt prepared...”    >>more

"The presentation by Maggie was truly inspirational and informative.  Her outstanding public speaking masterclass helps to raise the profile of women in science"    >>more


In the last 12 months we have run courses at:

University of Oxford Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of York, Loughborough University, UCL, Imperial College, Institute Of Physics, BBC Future Media, Strathclyde University, and the Medical Research Council.

Screenhouse has been appointed media training supplier to The Royal Society in London. We are running their Media Skills Training course 3 times a year at their headquarters on Carlton House Terrace.