25 April 2015 “Astronaut Eileen Collins” West Yorkshire, UK


Commander_Eileen_Collins_-_GPN-2000-001177It feels timely that I noticed yesterday, on International Women’s Day, that this lecture is happening in the UK next month…

Full details on the Space Lectures website.

I can’t make it (gutted!), but astronaut Eileen Collins, first female pilot and commander of the US Space Shuttle (1995 and 1997), will be lecturing on Saturday 25 April in West Yorkshire (dinner and photo opportunities are also available for an additional charge).

I find the details of how to attend a little bit confusing (although, for me, the degree to which this event seems to be a bit low-key adds to its charm) –do get in touch with the organisers if you are interested. I believe that the relevant contact is ken(dot)willoughby@btinternet(dot)com

Carleton Community High School
Carleton Green, Carleton Road,
Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Lecture tickets
Saturday 25th April 2015, 16:00-17:00.

Combo Ticket
(Lecture & Dinner)

Photo Shoot 14:30 – 15:45

Autograph Signing will be at
17:15 – 19:00

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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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