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12 October 2017 Arts Catalyst Event, London

The Live Creature and Ethereal Things: Bringing Physics Into the Human Experience I’m very much looking forward to catching up next week on the research being done by dear friends and colleagues Nahum and Nicola Triscott!  From the Arts Catalyst webpage “The Live Creature and Ethereal Things: Bringing Physics Into...

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26 September 2017 “Flight by Light with Bill Nye LightSail™ & Innovations in Solar Sailing” Adelaide

Absolutely gutted to miss the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide this year, and of course there will be many great events… but I’d particularly highlight this lecture with my lovely friends and colleagues at the Planetary Society: Bill Nye (…does Bill even need a link!? He’s ledge…) moderated by...

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16-18 October 2017 “Space Policy & Law Course” ISPL London

My respected colleagues at the Institute of Space Policy and Law (ISPL) have a three day course coming up—the  below is from their website “2017 SPACE POLICY & LAW 3 DAY COURSE CPD” 16 – 18 October 2017 Through lectures, discussions and interactive case-studies we explore: The space environment and...

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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....