About Us


As part of the Nuclear Society at Manchester University, it's the group's mandate to educate and inform the public as to how nuclear energy, as well as radiation and other related issues, affect all of us. Be it in terms of politics, economics, health or the environment, nuclear energy, whether we like it or not, will have an integral part to play in Britain's future energy strategy.

With this in mind, we decided it prudent and wise to start a podcast talking about these issues with the wider public in mind. Along with students from all sections of nuclear research, we aim to ramble on haphazardly about all things nuclear and question whether it is necessarily the imminent danger certain facets of the media would lead us to believe?

We'll talk about everything associated with nuclear from PWRs, EPRs,FCI, THORP, LLW, ILW, HLW and every other bewildering acronym under the Sun all the way through to perceptions of nuclear in film, books and the media!


MATT GUNTHER (@MattGunther87) - Presenter

Matt Gunther  

Commonly known as "the PhD guy with all the novelty shirts" or Gunther, the Hitchhiker's Guide to Nuclear presenter is a PhD DTC student at the University of Manchester. His inane and altogether insane rants are sure to stimulate some sort of debate on nuclear...


MATT GILL (@Gillis_42) - Presenter and "Official Fence Sitter"

Matt Gill


Gill is a nuclear PhD student, green obsessive and widely regarded as a hippy. Add to this the fact that he has a belligerent attitude problem and is a self-labelled quiet person, Gill can thus be defined as the human form of an oxymoron.


Series 2 team:

As of September 2014 there are a few new faces behind the blog.

Mark Williams (@markwilllliams) - Presenter




Mark is the new presenter of the podcast and will also have a crack at a bit of writing. Keen to discuss life's deeper questions, he can often be found staring out the University of Manchester Chemistry building at the Peak District, waiting for his pH meter to reach a stable reading.