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Events and Talks 2014

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:

Swaledale Festival 2015. I am giving the Reeth Lecture at the Swaledale Festival, on Monday 1 June, 11:00am.

I address the age-old question "Are we alone in the universe?". Tickets are available now from the above website.

 

Physics and the Great War - a 1 Day Conference at St Cross College, Oxford. On Saturday 13th June 2015, I am giving the after-dinner talk on "Unexpected / unusual inventions which arose during the First World War". For more information, and to register for the free one-day conference visit their website.

 

James Watt Gala Dinner 2015 - I am giving the after-dinner speech at the The 2015 James Watt Dinner, hosted by IESIS, featuring the 2015 Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame inductees, in Glasgow, Friday 2nd October 2015. More information available here.

 

 

 

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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