With a capacity of 520 seats, the main lecture theatre will showcase a series of keynote speakers to a keen audience.

Dr. Adam Rutherford

Scientist, Author, and Broadcaster


One of BBC Radio 4’s most pre-eminent broadcasters, Adam’s recent six-part series Bad Blood: The Story of Eugenics, recently won the audio Kavli AAAS Science Journalism Gold Award. Adam also presents Radio 4’s flagship programme Start the Week and before that, was the host of Inside Science for eight years. His popular series The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry has been on air for a decade, and he was the presenter of the BBC’s flagship programme Inside Science for eight years. Adam is also a regular guest on Lauren Laverne’s BBC ...

Helen Czerski

Physicist, Oceanographer, Presenter, and Author

Helen is a physicist, first and foremost, but she’s acquired a few other labels along the way: oceanographer, presenter, author and bubble enthusiast. She was born and brought up near Manchester in the northwest of England, and spent her childhood playing by the canals and along the old railway routes of the early Industrial Revolution. Maths and science (especially physics) always felt as though they would be her focus in the long term, and she studied Natural Sciences (Physics) at Churchill College, Cambridge, finishing with a ...

Robin Ince

Comedian and populariser of scientific ideas.

Robin Ince is best known as a comedian and populariser of scientific ideas. He is the creator and co-host of the podcast Robin and Josie’s Book Shambles, which gains over 100,000 hits a month, as well as the weekly music podcast with Michael Legge, Vitriola, which mixes nonsense, arguments and discussions on the latest music releases. He continues to present the Sony Gold Award winning BBC Radio 4 series The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox and has toured solo shows about consciousness, Charles Darwin, and physics. He is also touring ...

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