walking on custard

Neil Hughes

Neil Hughes is currently...


current concern level:
A graph of worry over time

Neil lived with terrible anxiety for years.
But now he worries less.


The Shop Before Life

before being born, everyone chooses who to be

Today the Shop is serving:
a magical jar enthusiastically attractive


More than 340,000 people have watched Neil's helpful & hilarious TED talk about anxiety

Neil speaks entertainingly on many topics, from mental health to building a satisfying career, and at events of all sizes, both in-person and online.


> NEIL has been developing SOFTWARE since the 1980s
> when he would excitedly type PROGRAMS
> from magazines into a ZX SPECTRUM +2
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$ ls recent-projects

Neil is not currently available for coding work

helping people be funny

😁 as well as performing his own standup, Neil is available as a comedy consultant to help add jokes to your speech

A microphone

misusing his education

Perhaps surprisingly, Neil is a qualified physicist 😯

He mainly uses his masters degree for:

  • 🍮 talking about custard more than is strictly necessary
  • 🤔 pub quizzes
  • 🗣️ winning arguments

Best equation: Schrodinger

Worst discipline: Thermodynamics

telling two truths & a lie

Click the answers to reveal the truth!

Neil Hughes...
  • ... once lived for months in an abandoned swimming pool changing room in a desert
  • ... once experienced hallucinations due to altitude sickness
  • ... has sung for the queen


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