Between October 2009 and October 2013 I was a PhD student at the University of Warwick, studying Particle Physics - the science of the smallest, most basic things which make up everything in the universe. Specifically, I researched particles known as "neutrinos" which hold many of the answers to where Particle Physics goes next. Unfortunately, they are also incredibly elusive.
In addition to my research I was actively involved in communicating physics to wider audiences. This was mostly in schools, but also at science interest groups (such as Cafe Scientifique, Astronomy groups), local radio stations etc. The biggest talks were two Christmas lectures, in 2011 and 2012 which drew 120 and 210 people respectively.
You may enjoy this video of me explaining the Higgs boson during the week it was discovered: