Jan Schnupp grew up in Munich and spent a year in Paris before coming to England to study Genetics at UCL. This is where he met his wife Sheelah. Twenty years ago he moved to Oxford to take up a career in Neuroscience. He now co-directs the Auditory Neuroscience Group at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.
Talk at 2011 Cheltenham Science Festival
Several interviews on BBC Radio Oxford
Material World, BBC Radio 4
Café Scientifique presentations in Bulgaria and Greece
Public shows at Oxford Arts Week
"I have often been surprised by the suspicion that many ordinary people seem to feel towards scientists. The truth is, most successful scientists are fairly ordinary people who are driven by a childlike fascination with the world around them, but often they are not very good at communicating their insights to others. As a facts about the things that go on inside our heads, and I thought it would be fun to share them with more of the public (who, after all, pay for much of this scientific research through their taxes!).