Hosting the ‘Insight in Fundraising’ Awards 2019

Rachel is an experienced comedian, MC and after-dinner speaker. As well as being a successful stand-up, Rach spent 10 years working for the BBC as a senior studio director on Radio 4’s Today programme. She has many hilarious anecdotes as well as an entire set on the Greenwich Time Signal, or as it is affectionately known, the BBC pips!

Rach is a sought-after comedian, public speaker and highly-skilled presenter. She has chaired events for the Royal Institution, hosted fund-raising awards and trained scientists to present their research to general audiences.

Chairing ‘The Evolution of Truth’ at the Royal Institution

“Rachel is an excellent facilitator. She builds a high level of trust and positive energy among professional groups. We were able to improve performance, identify breakthroughs and build networks with her guidance and good humour”. – Ian Lane, Head of Sustainability, University of the Arts London

“Rachel has helped us launch our new ‘Thinking aloud: Stories from the Arts & Humanities’ public speaking event for our PhD students. She has been fantastic to work with and made our students feel comfortable about the daunting task of presenting in front of a public audience with her engaging approach, fun and witty lines” – Valeria Farruggia, London Arts & Humanities Partnership, UCL

Rachel has honed her voice as a panellist on her science podcast, Level Up Human, which has taken her to the Edinburgh Science Festival, Glastonbury and Latitude festivals as well as guest appearances on other podcasts, such as Reasons to be Cheerful with Geoff Lloyd and Ed Miliband.

Recording Level Up Human at the Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank

Rach is also a highly experienced MC. She hosts a monthly comedy club at a chocolate shop in South West London, guest MCs regularly in Kentish Town and has hosted Bright Club in various locations as scientists try their hand at stand up comedy.

“Rachel rocked Bright Club! We’re really glad she came down to headline our show as the audience couldn’t stop laughing during her set and she finished the show on a high! Rachel was a pleasure to work with and we look forward to working with her or seeing her perform again in the future.” –  Nikhil and Dave, Bright Club Southampton

★★★★★ “Slick and quick-witted…genuine tears of laughter” DIVA magazine

‘I Wheeley like her’ – Bec Hill
‘Give this woman a TV show’ – Alt Reading

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