Olympia Brown is the Head of Youth Partnerships at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, leading partnerships to deliver high quality programmes that get young people excited about and involved with coding and digital making. Working with partners such as the European Space Agency, the Scouts and the National Citizen Service she brings unique and memorable coding experiences to young people across Europe.
In her previous role as Science Learning Manager at the Royal Institution, she was responsible for producing the Christmas Lectures, the 200-year old annual science events that are now televised every year. She also managed a regular programme of events for schools, and delivered the government contract for the STEM Directories, an online resource for teachers.
She greatly enjoyed studying the History and Philosophy of Science at UCL. Her study covered subjects as diverse as the relationship between magic and science, discussing who the first scientists were and she completed her dissertation on Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical drawings.
Olympia was proudly born and bred in North London, and takes her tea with milk and no sugar.