Bright Club does Christmas!

Our very own Bright Club Guildford wants to put a seasonal smile on people’s faces. So send us your best Christmas with research-related jokes this end of term.

“What type of pizza does Good King Wenceslas eat?”
“One that’s deep pan, crisp and even!”

OK. We may not be great at telling Christmas jokes, so we’ve asked those smart people at the Bright Club Guildford, who blend comedy, music, art, research and science with live stand-up, for help in spotting a great gag. And we want to hear yours.

But there’s a twist.

We want jokes that combine festive funniness with references to your research or wider science. Here’s an example from us:

“Where do Santa’s helpers work once they’ve finished their degrees to become doctors and nurses?”

“The National Elf Service.”

We’re convinced you can probably do better. If you think you can, we want to hear from you!

What we’re looking for :

* Entries should feature a research topic or wider science. If Christmas can be woven in to your joke even better!

* We want jokes we can share so please keep them clean, appropriate and suitable for social media

* We’re looking for jokes we can post on social media channels, so there’s a 260-character limit (unless you send us a photo of your gag)* Along with your entry, please include your name and subject specialism and your twitter handle if you have one and are happy to be tagged

* By submitting your entry, you’re agreeing we may share your name and joke on our marketing and social channels. Please let us know if you’d prefer to remain anonymous.

* The closing date for entries is 5pm on Wednesday December 16 and we’ll share a selection of your jokes as they come in meanwhile.

How to take part:

If you fancy making us laugh, please submit your entry – or entries – to or tweet them @BrightClubGLD

Once the closing date has passed, our judging panel will review all entries and announce the winner (no prizes, just your personal fame and glory we’re afraid).

We’ll also include a full list of our other favourites to share the laughs.

So sharpen up those witty one-liners and send us those Crimbo quips. Good luck!