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Book a Speaker for British Science Week

Rob Newton 23 February 2021

British Science Week, taking place 5th-14th March 2021, comes at a time when the World is more aware than ever before of the role science has to play in our lives. With the pandemic moving into the next phase, booking a speaker for British Science Week is the perfect opportunity to inspire, excite, and educate your audience.

The theme for this year's British Science Week is ‘Innovating for the future’ and we've pulled together a list of our top science and space speakers who would perfect to showcase the opportunities that lie before us.

To celebrate the diversity within science, British Science Week will also be dedicated to 'Smashing Stereotypes', an opportunity to showcase the diverse backgrounds and the broad range of roles science has in their day-to-day roles.

Science is what makes the world, quite literally, go around, and, so if you're looking to book a speaker for British Science Week or indeed any other science themed event, then here's 10 speakers to cast your eye over!

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon

Founder of Stemettes, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon was a child prodigy who passed maths and ICT GCSEs aged ten she holds the current world record for the youngest girl ever to pass A-level computing aged 11. Anne-Marie champions diversity and inclusion within STEM, taking audiences on a journey to discover the potential a diverse and inclusive team can bring. A recent speaker at one of our Knowledge Guild showcases , Anne-Marie is one of our favourite speakers to recommend.

Anu Ojha

Anu Ojha is Director of the UK’s National Space Academy programme. A member of the Space Growth Partnership team formulating the long-term industry, government and academia growth plan for the UK Space Sector, Anu was also involved as an independent science analyst for Felix Baumgartner’s Red Bull Stratos stratospheric jump programme. There aren't many better speakers to help audiences understand what the future holds for space.

Maggie Philbin OBE

Awarded an OBE in 2017 for her services to science, technology and creative industries, Maggie Philbin spent 8 years as a presenter on the BBC's flagship science and technology programme Tomorrow's World. Maggie is the o-founder and CEO of TeenTech which helps encourage young people into STEM careers, and is President of the Institute of Engineering Designers. An experienced host and speaker, Maggie is a wonderful addition to any science or technology event.

Guy Claxton

Both in business and education, Guy Claxton is one of the UK's foremost thinkers on creativity, innovation, learning and the brain. Guy challenges audiences to consider how education should cultivate the general strengths and attitudes that people need to thrive in a tricky world, rather than falling back on test scores. Guy's influence has been felt across the world, and as the author of over 20 books, he brings an incredible array of knowledge and expertise to any event.

Sarah Cruddas

Sarah Cruddas believes that the exploration of space is the most significant thing we will ever do as a species and her goal is to inspire as many people as possible about why space matters. With an academic background in astrophysics, the host of 'Contact' on the Discovery UK Channel, and a board member for the non-profit Space for Humanity (which aims to send ordinary citizens into space), Sarah is a fantastic host or speaker for any science or space themed event.

Dallas Campbell

Actor, writer and presenter of the Gadget Show and Bang Goes the Theory, Dallas Campbell is keen to popularise science across society. Dallas has been across the world exploring science, which includes creating the hit show 'Dallas in Wonderland' for The Discovery Channel which sees Dallas trying to have a crack at things that laymen aren’t supposed to be able to do, including; going into space, breaking the men’s 100m record, or journeying to the centre of the Earth. If you're looking for a host or presenter with a sprinkling of star dust then Dallas would on a shortlist of recommendations.

Helen Sharman OBE

Helen Sharman OBE became the first British Astronaut when, in May 1991, she launched on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and spent 8 days orbiting the Earth, living and working on the MIR Space Station. Having been selected from over 13,000 applicants, Helen didn’t think she stood a chance of being chosen, but she was exactly the right person - calm, practical, friendly and professional. With her 30th anniversary taking place this May Helen is the perfect speaker to enthuse audiences about Space, STEM and Science!

Tim Peake

As the first British ESA astronaut to visit the International Space Station, Tim Peake's Principia mission, which included taking part in over 250 experiments, captured the hearts and minds of millions. Tim is a popular speaker who draws on his own out-of-this-world experiences to inspire audiences with his recipe for mission success and Peak(e) Performance.

Liv Boeree

Liv Boeree, with a first-class degree in Astrophysics from the University of Manchester, made $3 million playing in live poker tournaments. From game theory applications to rational thinking techniques and decision-making, Liv plays on parallels between the psychology of poker and the skills needed to run a company, but equally will inspire audiences when discussing her thoughts on space exploration, physics discoveries, AI dangers, extreme weather, and encouraging women in STEM subjects.

Jude Pullen

A featured inventor on BBC2’s Big Life Fix, Jude Pullen is passionate about inclusive design, and helping companies shape their futures through design thinking, and novel use of technologies. Before social distancing measures, Jude visited our office and shared his experiences at Dyson, Sugru and LEGO, leaving the team amazed not just at the incredible achievements, but the possibilities that lie before us.

To re-cap, British Science Week takes place 5th-14th March 2021 where the theme is ‘Innovating for the future’. In normal times we would see businesses use this week to host an in-person event, and while we hope there will be some opportunity to do that this year, we are working with plenty of businesses and event organisers to host their event online.

For further information or to book a speaker for British Science Week, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070  or email  info@speakerscorner.co.uk .

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