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“Shuffle Festival” 26-27 August 2017 London

I’m looking forward to speaking at this event, with a theme this year of “Public / Private”. I’ll be on a panel discussing access and ownership of space. The programme which covers Saturday and Sunday is incredibly diverse, taking in films, walks, food, music, and much more. It will also...

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7-9 July 2017 “Bluedot Festival” (Cheshire, UK)

A friend/ colleague gave me a ‘heads up’ about this event… billed as “An intergalactic festival of music, science, arts, culture and the exploration of space”. A self-proclaimed ‘geeky festival’, hooray! From the Bluedot website: “Bluedot with OVO Energy is an award-winning festival of discovery at the grounds of a deep...

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28 Sept to 1 Oct 2017: New Scientist Live (London)

Yours truly will be speaking! New Scientist Live is marketed as “The World’s Most Exciting Festival of Ideas”, held in London over the weekend of 28 September to 1 October at ExCel London.  I just got distracted in realising that Margaret Atwood will be there! Note to self: casually approach Margaret...

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Summer 2017 “Space Tapestry” UK

I am so incredibly flattered to have been one of the subjects interviewed for this project by the artist Aleksandra Mir. The project is called Space Tapestry, and there are three main events (chapters) to it: Space Tapestry: Earth Observation & Human Spaceflight, Modern Art Oxford, 2017 24 June – 12 November...

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Tribute to Molly Macauley

As many will know, our colleague and friend Molly Macauley was killed on 8 July, whilst walking her dogs near her home in Baltimore. The journal Space Policy, of which I am privileged to be Editor in Chief, released an emotional and respectful Special Issue commemorating Dr Macauley and her work....

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Loss of Molly Macauley

It is with tears that I offer my sadness at the death of Molly Macauley Colleague Role Model Mentor Friend It pains me to even type this, but apparently she was stabbed to death last Friday 9 July 2016 whilst walking her dogs in a Baltimore Park. Professor Macauley was...

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13 July 2016 “Assuring Access to Space” RUSI London

From the Assuring Access to Space event website:  13 July 2016, 9:00 to 17:00 RUSI Whitehall assuring_access_to_space_draft_programme.pdf We are on the cusp of a new space era. New technology poised to make dramatic changes to how and why we use space, and with increasing competition both in military and commercial...

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“Above and Beyond” London until 29 August 2016

I can’t wait to attend this event, it looks brilliant! Details from the Above and Beyond website “Experience what space flight is really like and glimpse into its future in our new family-friendly, interactive exhibition Above and Beyond, now open at the National Maritime Museum.” Watch the Above and Beyond trailer...