PalaeoLab's Jules Howard is a freelance zoologist, international non-fiction author, presenter and STEM ambassador and spokesperson. In the last five years, Jules has worked with 125,000 pupils, encouraging careers in science including palaeontology, zoology and genetics. Jules also presents at (and hosts for) science festivals, including Edinburgh International Science Festival and Cheltenham Science Festival, and internationally at Toronto's IdeaCity and TEDx.
Jules writes regularly for The Guardian and BBC Wildlife Magazine and has appeared many times on BBC Breakfast and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch among others. He has also been nominated for the Royal Society of Biology book prize.
In September 2015, Jules launched PalaeoLab - a hands-on fossil lab containing thousands of specimens (many collected by Jules) which pupils can examine, CSI-style. PalaeoLab specialises in educational workshops. The touring PalaeoLab fossil collection includes more than 3,000 specimens including dinosaur teeth and horns, crocodile vertebrae, copal amber (with million-year-old dead mosquitos and spiders) and fossil faeces from a host of extinct reptiles and fish. PalaeoLab's aim is to encourage a new crop of superb zoological, palaeontological and evolutionary scientists with an ability to think both creatively and critically about the world around us.
Jules is fully-insured and holds an Enhanced DBS certificate. Workshops come with risk assessments and free educational resources. You can find out more information about Jules's writing and TV (and see recent videos of international talks) here.