10 June 2016 “Britain’s Place in Space” Cheltenham, UK


Cheltenham Science FestivalThe Queen’s Speech mentioned a UK SpacePort, and the Space Growth Innovation Strategy has been all the ‘buzz’ at UK space conferences this year.

I’ll be on a panel at the Cheltenham Science Festival on Friday the 10th of June 2016, alongside Will Whitehorn and Louise Hughes—details below are taken from the website for the event “Britain’s Place In Space

This panel will delve into the role of the UK in the space sector and space exploration. It is part of the Cheltenham Science Festival 2016. Please come join us!


“Britain’s Place In Space”

Friday 10 June 2016 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Town Hall, Pillar Room
Cheltenham, UK

£8 plus transaction fee

The UK space industry employs nearly 35,000 people, contributing over £10 billlion to the economy. What does the future hold? Guest Director and previous Virgin Galactic president Will Whitehorn talks to microsatellite manufacturer Craig Clark, space law specialist Jill Stuart and the UK Space Agency’s Louise Hughes about what comes next: from plans to build a UK spaceport, to starting a base on the moon.

See the website for the event “Britain’s Place In Space” for details and to register.


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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.


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