I’m regularly invited to deliver public events on all aspects of science and technology (which has been partly supported by my Science in Society fellowship) and have spoken at over 300 venues around the world:
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I’ve performed at prestigious venues including TED, the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Institution, the Natural History Museum, the Wellcome Collection and the National Space Centre, as well as festivals including the Hay Literary Festival, Cheltenham Science Festival and the British Science Festival. I’ve also designed and delivered full-dome planetarium shows at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, and worked with outfits like Guerilla Science. The most outlandish places I’ve spoken at include music festivals, Disneyland Paris, cinema premieres and even aboard a Cunard cruise ship on a transatlantic crossing and touring the Mediterranean coastline. Some of these lectures are available as videos on my YouTube playlist.
The titles of talks I deliver most often at schools and science festivals are:
- ORIGINS: How the Earth Shaped Human History
- The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch
- Astrobiology: the Hunt for Alien Life
- Hacking the Brain: what optical and auditory illusions teach us about the workings of the mind
- Sounds of the Cosmos
- What would an alien look like?
- A scientist goes to the Movies
I also offer tailored Problem-Based Learning (PBL) workshops to challenge your most able students.
My up-coming events are posted here.
For a selection of images that are available for use on posters and flyers for an event, please see the Media Gallery