Talks and Events

Upcoming Talks

Here Comes The Sun. Edinburgh Book Festival, 14 August 2019.

More Than Skin Deep: How Sunlight Shapes Our Bodies and Minds. Public lecture, Joint Conference of the Bone Research Society and British Orthopaedic Research Society, Cardiff, 4th September 2019.

The Sun and Us. New Scientist Live Lates, 11 October 2019.

Chasing The Sun. Dorchester Literary Festival, 16 October 2019.

Chasing The Sun. Maurice Bloch seminar, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, Glasgow, 29 April 2020.

Previous Events:


Long-termism – How to Think in Deep Time: BBC Future at Hay Festival, May 2019. Video available.

Designer athletes: fair play or foul? Cambridge Science Festival, March 2012.


Panel Discussion: Bringing the Outside in with Light. London Festival of Architecture, June 2019.

Panel Discussion: Chasing The Sun. Cheltenham Science Festival. June 2019.

Lecture: Chasing The Sun. Hay Festival, May 2019. Audio available.

Lecture: Chasing The Sun. Royal Institution, March 2019.

Panel Discussion: The Sun and Us. Panel discussion. Wellcome Collection, January 2019.

Panel discussion: Pregnancy Today – overpoliced and overprotected? Battle of Ideas,  19 October 2013.

Lecture: Bumpology. Inverness Monster Science Festival. June 2013.

Lecture: Bumpology. Cheltenham Science Festival. June 2013.

Lecture: Bumpology.  Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, May 2013.

Lecture: Bumpology. Department of Health, February, 2013.

Panel Discussion: Communicating with journalists. STEMPRA science press officer training day, March 2012

Stand-up Comedy: My Big Fat Geek Wedding.  Bright Club, November 2011