Simon Clark is a videomaker and science communicator from Bristol, UK. He finished his PhD in theoretical atmospheric physics at the University of Exeter, researching dynamical stratosphere-troposphere coupling over the Arctic with Prof. Mark Baldwin. Prior to this he studied physics at St Peter’s College, University of Oxford, obtaining his masters degree and specialising in theoretical and atmospheric physics.
Starting to create YouTube videos in 2010, his YouTube channel SimonOxfPhys initially focused on helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds apply to prestigious universities. Videos specifically focused on giving an insider’s perspective on the admissions process and coaching applicants through the interview process at Oxford and Cambridge, giving advice that he wished he had received when applying to Oxford from a state school. After moving to Exeter for his PhD his video output changed to focus more on science – including two educational series about the physics of the atmosphere and the cryosphere – and vlogging about life as a graduate student.