Alom Shaha

Alom Shaha was made a patron of Humanists UK for his contribution to the greater public understanding of science.

Science communicator, teacher, and author

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Alom Shaha is a father of two, science communicator, teacher, and author. He has spent most of his professional life trying to share his passion for science and education with the public. Alom was born in Bangladesh but grew up in London. He has represented his community as a local councillor, and has volunteered at a range of charitable organisations, including as a trustee of Humanists UK and chair of the governing body of the primary school he attended.

Alom has written for a number of print and online publications including The Guardian, New Scientist, and New Humanist. Alom has worked as a TV producer and director, and his creative approach to science communication has been recognised with fellowships from the National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts (NESTA) and the Nuffield Foundation. He is the author of The Young Atheist's Handbook, Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder, Mr Shaha's Marvellous Machines, and a number of educational titles. 

His first children's picture book, How to Find a Rainbow will be published in 2023 as well as his next book for adults, Why Don't Things Fall Up?