Andrew Conway started his career as an astrophysics lecturer and researcher and has a degree and PhD in astrophysics from Glasgow University which awarded him its Faraday medal. He also has an award for work on NASA’s RHESSI mission and is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. On leaving academia he spent time as an entrepreneur, founding two companies. As Chief Scientific Officer he touched on the world of politics, being responsible for the data engine behind the UK government’s ActOnCO2 campaign. At the Open University he honed his skills in explaining difficult concepts to people from all backgrounds. This experience led him to his current work on bringing clarity to essential information about our society.