Public Engagement

Dr Stuart regularly gives lectures around the world: for both specialist and also laymen audiences, ticketed and also public appearances. She is also available to chair panels and debates. Please contact her for speaking requests.

3 May 2019 “Space Colonization in the Anthropocene” symposium at the Henie Onstad Art Center, Norway


19 March 2019 The Human Martian Faraday Lecture Theatre, Royal Institution London. “How to Cope with Living on Mars” (video capture)



 7 July 2018 Speaking with Aliens Tobacco Wharf London, Futurefest



29 October 2017 The Final Frontier: Who Owns Space? London Barbican, Battle of Ideas



September 2017 Book chapter about Dr Stuart in We Can’t Stop Thinking About the Future by Aleksandra Mir, published by MIT Press.




 30 September 2017 New Scientist Live Excel London “Who Owns the Moon?”




26 August 2017 Shuffle Festival  Tower Hamlets Cemetery “Public/Private Ownership of Space”




15 June 2017 University of London, International Foundation Programme Lecture (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) “Outer Space Politics”



18 February 2017 Harvard National Model United Nations  lecture “Space Science and Space Policy: Frenemies?”




9 February 2017 Planetary Futures UCL IAS “Extraterrestrial Politics: Philosophy, Ethics & Law”






20 October 2016 super/collider-sponsored lecture given at Second Home London “Speaking Into Outer Space”



10 October 2016 University of the Third Age lecture at the Royal Institution Faraday Lecture Theatre “Who Owns Outer Space”


08 October 2016 LSE General Course conference lecture at Cumberland Lodge “Outer Space Politics”



3 October 2016 Kings College London Women in Science Week “Contact, SETI and METI”




16 June 2016 Anita Sengupta was chaired by Dr Stuart in the Royal Institute Faraday Theatre for her lecture on “Mars exploration: Curiosity and beyond


10 June 2016 Cheltenham Science Festival with Will Whitehorn “Britain’s Place in Space”




 7 April 2016 Space Innovation Congress “Keynote: The Politics of Space”




2 April 2016 Edinburgh Science Festival With Dr Louisa Preston and Ryan MacDonald, chaired by Hermione Cockburn “Terraforming: Terrifying or Terrific?”





13 November 2015 London Science Museum IMAX Theatre with Cosmonaut Aleksandr Lazutkin, Doug Millard and Professor Angie Hobbes “Destiny in Space”


24 October 2015 Cambridge Festival of Ideas “Who Owns Outer Space?”





9 September 2015 British Science Festival Bradford Margaret Mead Award Lecture “Who Owns Space?”




15 July 2015 UK Space Conference Panel “Opportunities and Threats: Nanosats and Space Debris”




9 March 2015 Debating Matters Regional Finals Judge “Space Exploration is a Waste of Time and Money”



23 February 2015 Pembroke College Oxford Panel “Space: A New Entrepreneurial Frontier?”


14 February 2015 SETI Institute California “The Politics and Policy of Message Regulation”




11 February 2015 Speech to Cub Scouts (aged 8-10) on “Space Debris” (Kent, UK)




19 October 2014 Battle of Ideas London Barbican Panel “To boldly go: What is the point of space exploration?”



26 September 2014 London Natural History Museum Science Uncovered “Soapbox”  (Straw poll results on colleague Amelia Sharman’s blog)



1 February 2014 Global Lunar Day Symposium Moderator, Republic of the Moon exhibition at OXO Tower



16 January 2014 Kosmika Full Moon Party, Republic of the Moon exhibition at OXO Tower “Sovereignty in Space” (Dr Stuart’s video follows on from Dr Kevin Fong)



10 August 2013 Kosmika Mexico “Peaceful and Open Space”