Evolutionary biologist, science educator, and Patron of Humanists UK
Sally Le Page was born in the early 90s and attended King’s High in Warwick. She studied biology at the University of Oxford and graduated with a first-class Bachelor of Arts degree in 2013. She went on to complete her PhD at the University of Oxford, researching sexual selection.
She is best known for making educational science content on YouTube, both for her own channel and for collaborations with groups such as General Electric and Rooster Teeth.
In 2013, she won The Guardian and Oxford University Press Very Short Film competition with a film on the importance of evolution.
Since 2012, Le Page has created videos for her own science YouTube channel Shed Science, which has over 70,000 subscribers. Here, she publishes science videos, vlogs and interviews other science communicators. Le Page focuses on making science fun, and bringing it further into popular culture by ‘using every tool possible, from music to animation to cover topics ranging from genetics to behaviour, sex to starfish and anything else in-between’.
In 2014, she performed at the Royal Institution, and in 2015, she became the General Electric Creator in Residence. In 2017, she criticised UK water suppliers for their use of dowsing to find water resulting in many distancing themselves from this practice. Le Page is a campaigner for LGBT equality and queer visibility in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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