Helen Scales

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Live events, festivals and lectures

Whenever I get the chance I love to get up on stage and speak on a variety of ocean and science topics for audiences ranging from children to academics, to childish academics. Do get in touch if you have an event you’d like me to speak at. I’m also a tutor at Cambridge University’s Madingley Hall where I teach courses in marine conservation, marine biology and science writing to learners of all ages.

My past appearances include: Latitude Festival. Wilderness Festival. Sci Foo. The Royal Institution. Frontline Club. The Lost Lectures. Ada Lovelace Day Live. TedxLSE. Festival of the Spoken Nerd. Cambridge Science Festival. Cheltenham Science Festival. The Royal Geographical Society. Off the Shelf festival of words. The Natural History Museum, London.


March 17 Cambridge Science Festival Something Fishy

March 17 An evening of unnecessary detail

May 10 Edinburgh Lighthouse Bookshop

June 6 Cheltenham Science Festival

June 16 Niddfest



March 17 Biology in Action UCL

March 19 Cambridge Science Festival The Wonders of Whales

April 8 Keynote speaker, Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Natural History Museum, London

July 22-23 Curious Arts Festival

Nov 9 Stanfords book shop Covent Garden. 11 Explorations into Life on Earth

Nov 10 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures: the inside story.



January 4 – February 21 University of Cambridge, Madingley Hall. Saving Planet Ocean, online course.

March 13 Cambridge Science Festival. Shark Tales

September 28 Appledore Book Festival, Spirals in Time

October 5 Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California. The story of seahorses from myth to reality

October 25 Norwich Science Festival, Spirals in Time

October 26 The Wildlife Trusts, Cambridge, Spirals in Time

November 8 The Linnean Society, Exploring Ocean Wonders

November 11 Biology in Action, Manchester Central, Exploring the wonders of the deep

November 11-13 University of Cambridge, Madingley Hall. Science writing, residential weekend course.

November 16 Biology in Action, UCL, Exploring the wonders of the deep

November 24 Biology in Action, University of Warwick, Exploring the wonders of the deep.

December 12 Royal Geographical Society, Spirals in Time

December 13 Biology in Action, UCL, Exploring the wonders of the deep.