Welcome to Tangelo House!

We’re here to give you the vital skills and know-how to successfully cut through the noise and achieve your goals. Our courses are packed with tried and tested tips and techniques that you can immediately use to boost the impact of your science communication or public engagement activity. Whether you have a project and need some tips right now, want to build your skill set for the future, or just want to explore something new.
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Why choose Tangelo House?

We equip people with powerful tools to communicate and engage with impact

  • Short, practical introductions

    Gain knowledge and skills that can quickly be applied to your own projects and activities.

  • Learn from our hands-on experience

    We share our 40 years of combined expertise through articles, videos, working examples, quizzes, and practical resources.

  • For experts and enthusiasts

    And everyone in between! Whatever your background, we give you the essential tools to make your communication and engagement activities more effective.

Meet our instructors

Alexis Willett, PhD

Alexis Willett, PhD

Alexis, owner and director of Punch Consulting, has 20 years’ experience in communications, engagement and health policy, supporting organisations around the world. She’s an award-winning author of a broad range of publications, including popular science books. Her work has featured in major media outlets including The Guardian, BBC Science Focus, The iPaper, The Observer, HuffPost, Psychologies magazine, The Bookseller and The Scotsman. She gained her PhD in biomedical science from the University of Cambridge, also holds MSc and BA (Hons) degrees, and was a lecturer in biomedical science at Anglia Ruskin University. She’s an experienced media spokesperson and has appeared on the BBC, Sky News and CNN International, amongst many other TV and radio channels.
Caroline Philpott

Caroline Philpott

Marketing, communications and engagement expert, Caroline, has crafted her expertise over 20 years of supporting private, public sector and non-profit organisations, including Forestry England, the NHS (National Health Service), the UK’s leading breast cancer charity, and Cancer Research UK (the world’s leading independent cancer research charity). Constantly at the forefront of public engagement, she’s designed and delivered everything from localised, community-based activities, and driving take up of stop smoking services, through to England’s national programme of cancer awareness campaigns alongside Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS England. She’s also led public relations for a range of IT and telecommunications clients.