The Planet on your Plate

A safefood Knowledge Network Reception with

Dr Marty Jopson




As a delegate at the Belfast Summit on Global Food Integrity, you are cordially invited to attend the safefood Knowledge Network reception hosted by Dr Marty Jopson of the BBC’s The ONE Show


‌Marty hales from London and majored in Natural Sciences (Botany) at Cambridge University followed by a PhD in plant cell biology at the John Innes Institute in Norwich. A  “science generalist” at heart, Marty has been making science television for over twenty years and has worked behind the camera as a researcher, prop builder, director, producer, executive and company manager. He has been the science reporter on the BBC1 flagship programme, The One Show, for over 10 years. Marty has also appeared on regional, national and international TV series like Invention Nation (BBC1), The House the 50s Built (C4), Food Factory (BBC1) and Brainiac (Sky1).


When not on television, he spends much of his time on stage performing hair-raising and flammable science at science festivals. He builds all of his own props and takes dangerous, high-voltage and high-speed science stunts to the audiences at prestigious venues like the Royal Institution, Cheltenham Science Festival, Edinburgh International Science Festival and BIG Bang Fair at the NEC, to name but a few. He even started his own event - the Otley Science Festival – back in 2008.


Marty’s book, The Science of Everyday Life, has been on Amazon's best seller lists and translated into a number of languages. His second book, The Science of Food, has just been published in 2017.


 Event details:

  • Date: 29th May 2018
  • Time: 17:30 – 19:00
  • Venue: Room TBC, Waterfront Hall, Belfast


Places are limited to 100 so booking essential. Light refreshments will be served at the reception.