Dallas Campbell

Dallas Campbell

Dallas is one of the most versatile factual presenters on TV. His programmes explore the rich culture of science, engineering and human geography. He has taken audiences on the most hair-raising and awe-inspiring journeys, from the bottom of a mexican sewer to Tim Peake’s live rocket launch.

Dallas presents the popular TV science series Science of Stupid (Nat Geo) which is shown around the world. Other notable TV credits include: The Sky at Night (BBC 4), the Horizon Guide series (BBC4), Bang Goes the Theory (BBC1), The Gadget Show (C5), Stargazing Live (BAFTA nominated BBC2), Supersized Earth (BAFTA nominated BBC 1), City In The Sky (BBC2), Britain Beneath Your Feet (BBC1), Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered (BBC1).

Beyond television Dallas is an author, speaker, and an ambassador for UK science education. He’s involved with several major STEM organisations, including The Big Bang Fair (young scientist and engineer of the year awards) and is a patron of TeenTech. He works internationally with the British Council teaching early career scientists better science communication skills. Dallas has won many awards for his services to the public understanding of science including an honorary MA from the University of Northampton, a fellowship from the British Science Association, and an Arthur C. Clarke media award for services to the promotion of space science. In 2016 Dallas was a guest director of the Cheltenham Science Festival.

His critically acclaimed debut book Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet looks at the history science and culture around human spaceflight. He has also contributed to the book Aliens edited by Jim Al Khalili, and has written for The Sky At Night magazine, Focus (the BBC’s Science magazine) and The Observer.

Dallas is also an accomplished amateur magician. He collects spacesuits and was a ski instructor in the Cairngorms. 

Dallas has much experience working in live situations, having hosted numerous road-shows with the Bang Goes The Theory team, and having worked on many other science events, including the monthly Science Museum Lates. He is also increasingly called upon to host gadget, technology or science related events for companies and other organisations, including Awards and Conferences; clients include Samsung, Schmick TV, The British Science Association and Party Poker.

To book Dallas for your Event, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call 020 7251 8222.

Photo credit: Natasha Merchant

  • Dallas gave an excellent talk last night. He pitched the lecture ‘Unlocking the secrets of the Red Planet’ perfectly, managing to engage the audience at all levels. He had clearly researched the subject extremely well and his talk was engaging, authoritative, with just the right mix of scientific / technical information plus humour. I was very pleased with the talk and would have no hesitation in recommendation Dallas to anyone interested in using his services for an event like this. 

    Stoneley Lecture