Vix Southgate

Vix is a high-level networker and connector, an award-winning children’s author, creative communicator, VIP personal manager, scheduler and events facilitator, and multi-skilled entrepreneur and businesswoman.

Vix has been a pro-active volunteer for the BIS since joining in 2010 as a consultant for the Marketing Committee, was key in developing the BIS’ and WSWUK online social presence,  and has volunteered her time at many events. 2013-2022 she was our World Space Week Coordination Manager, from 2016-2019 Vix managed our presence at New Scientist Live, was a BIS Council Member between 2020-2022, and since 2022 has been an executive volunteer supporting the CEO and supporting and overseeing high-level operational activities.

Vix’s outstanding contribution to the BIS awarded her the BIS Silver Comet Pin in 2014, the BIS Patrick Moore Medal in 2016, and the 2018 Sir Arthur Clarke Award for ‘Space Achievement – Education and Outreach, Individual’ award for her commitment and dedication to World Space Week .

Vix became the Chair of the BIS Education and Outreach Committee (2020-2024) and she has been active as a STEM Ambassador promoting the benefits of space exploration to Key Stage 1 -3 since 2012.

Vix would like to increase the diversity of the membership, encourage and empower volunteers, improve the Society’s public image, and engage and inspire new Members and Fellows to proactively support The Society.