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.


"Space Ethics and Planetary Care", National Maritime Museum and Alunatime London
27 November 2019


"The Final Frontier of International Relations" Grimshaw Club Symposium, London School of Economics
26 November 2019


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


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


Speaking with Aliens Tobacco Wharf London, Futurefest
7 July 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



University of the Third Age lecture at the Royal Institution Faraday Lecture Theatre "Who Owns Outer Space"

10 October 2016


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


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


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


Cheltenham Science Festival with Will Whitehorn "Britain's Place in Space"
10 June 2016


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Kosmika Mexico “Peaceful and Open Space”
10 August 2013