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Upcoming Events and Talks

Those events which are open to the public are always listed here, so keep coming back to see if I am doing a public lecture near you.

I also appear at a lot of events which are not open to the public. To book me for after-dinner speeches, keynote speeches at conferences or training events, authoring/editing books, or for anything else, please contact one of my agents.

Upcoming events which are open to the public:


Erasmus Darwin House Celebrates 250 Years of the Lunar Society

2016 is the 250th Anniversary of the Lunar Society. I gave the After Dinner Talk at the Moonlight Dinner in Lichfield on 30 April. They are organising lots of other events in Lichfield to celebrate during 2016. See here for more information.



I also give a great variety of talks at private functions, to audiences ranging from local schools, history groups, and the WI, to the Royal Society, the Royal Institution, and the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society. Here is a list of some of the subjects about which I give lectures.

Subjects include:

  • About Time – is it real; how we measure it; time travel.

  • Are we alone in the universe?

  • Charles Darwin; Are earthworms deaf?

  • Coal, steam, and power

  • Coping with Climate Change

  • Cosmology, a beginner’s guide

  • Hands-on science for primary schools

  • Heroes of the Industrial Revolution

  • Inventors and scientific heroes of Devon/ Cornwall/the north-east/Scotland etc.

  • Just another day - science and technology of everyday life

  • Much ado about nothing (the history of the vacuum)

  • Taking the piss out of London

  • The Eddystone lighthouses

  • The Great Exhibition of 1851

  • The Lunaticks of Birmingham

  • Toilets and history

  • What made Britain Great

  • What the industrial revolution did for us

If you are interested in organising a talk for your organization, please contact my agent John Willcocks  or email my assistant alisonseldon@gmail.com

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