The science of the unexpected: improvisation for scientists

Aim:To learn the basics of improvisation to help you respond with clarity and vividness to unexpected speaking challenges in science.
Provider: Brian McCarthy (link)
For:All PRBB residents

By taking this course you will:

- Be more aware of your personal communication style.
- Be more aware of other people’s differing communication styles.
- Learn a more creative and intuitive approach to science and scientific communication.
- Know how to respond to unplanned public speaking challenges such as answering questions or making impromptu talks.

Study commitment:

Participants should prepare a short (2 minute) presentation introducing their work recorded on video. This should be sent to Intervals 1 week before the event (instructions will be sent when you register).


Brian McCarthy has been working as a trainer and facilitator in the areas of communication, leadership and creativity for the last 8 years. Previously he was a professional theatre director and acting teacher based in Dublin, Ireland.

Dates: Place/time: Capacity: State:  
Next edition in 2019

For any questions or comments please email

Finished editions:

3rd July 2018