As well as speaking about the topics she is passionate about, Helen hosts events and debates for a wide range of audiences. She has also been part of many stage shows, including “Robin & Brian’s Christmas Compendium of Reason” at the Hammersmith Apollo, and the Cosmic Shambles tour in Australia and New Zealand. The enthusiasm she’s known for on screen is just as infectious on stage, and she has a clear commitment to open and honest debate, even in the most challenging situations.
Upcoming & Latest Talks
"Question, Explore, Discover" is a science and skepticism convention which takes place in Manchester. Fantastic speakers from the worlds of science and entertainment will be there for a weekend celebration of science, reason and critical thinking.
The fantastic physics of the everyday world
Helen will take us through some of the little everyday oddities that shed light on some of the most important science and technology of our time. Once the patterns are visible, a new perspective on the world beckons.
New Scientist Live is a festival of ideas and discovery, taking place at ExCeL London from 28 September to 1 October. Rooted in the biggest, best and most provocative science, New Scientist Live will touch on all areas of human life. On Thursday Helen will tell us 'We need to talk about physics'. And Helen will be there on Sunday with Robin, Lucie and Matt in Cosmic Shambles Live - an explosion of science, comedy, music and general wonder.
Science writers Sam Kean and Helen Czerski discuss the surprising and fascinating science of everyday life.
In Caesar's Last Breath, Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe, which, it turns out, is also the story of earth and our existence in it.
Helen's Storm in a Teacup brings physics into our daily lives and makes it fascinating. What is it that helps both scorpions and cyclists to survive? What do raw eggs and gyroscopes have in common? And why does it matter?
The 2017 Bluedot weekend2017 Bluedot weekend 2017 Bluedot weekend took place on 7, 8 and 9 July, Jodrell Bank Observatory, in Cheshire. Helen wwas at 'Mission Control', talking about our planet's ocean. This gigantic and dynamic water reservoir has a huge effect on our everyday life. Our weather and climate depend on it, and the battles, trade and food supplies influenced by it have shaped our civilisation. We looked at how this engine works, how different cultures relate to it, and what the future holds for the blue of our planet.
BHA Convention in Cambridge, over the weekend of 9–11 June. Twelve speakers are announced, including BBC science broadcaster Helen Czerski, social psychologist Karen Douglas, human rights and counter-extremism activist Sara Khan, environmentalist Mark Lynas, along with theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili and BHA Chief Executive Andrew Copson.
Our amazing oceans are home to millions of species, regulate the climate and the air we breathe, and are an integral part of the global economy. But they are at risk. What does the future hold for the beating heart of our planet? Helen Czerski, marine conservationist Steve Rocliffe, microbial oceanographer Sonya Dyhrman and marine strandings expert Rob Deaville dive headfirst into our changing ocean. Details.
Stranger Worlds event at Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Greenwich. Find out where science fact meets fiction in this evening of games, talks, planetarium shows and readings. Guest speakers on the evening include Jon Culshaw, Helen Czerski, Paul Abel and Lucie Green.
Cosmic Shambles LIVE is a variety show that celebrates curiosity and reason, an explosion of science, comedy, music and general wonder, with a great sense of fun. Hosted by comedian and writer Robin Ince, best known for co-hosting The Infinite Monkey Cage, and joined by a cast of world leading scientists, comedians and performers - a show to make you laugh and make you think.
Cast on tour: Helen, Professor Lucie Green, Josie Long and Matt Parker.
TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago. Following the phenomenal success of TED, TEDx now offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx events bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
TEDxManchester 2017 took place at HOME, in Manchester on 19 February 2017.
See the video of Helen's talk.
Helen takes us through some of the little everyday oddities that shed light on some of the most important science and technology of our time. Once the patterns are visible, a new perspective on the world beckons. In the Royal Institution theatre.
Seattle, WA - at Seattle Town Hall: Talk and book signing.
Portland, OR - Science Pub series: Talk and book signing.
Washington, DC - at Smithsonian Associates: Talk and book signing.
Albany, NY - New York State Writers Institute: Campus talk event, for writers.
Albany, NY - at the Performing Arts Center.
Helen's talk How The Universe Works: The Physics of Everyday Life explains how everyday phenomena – from the forces that make popcorn pop to the swirling clouds of milk in a cup of tea – open the door to understanding the grand patterns of the universe.
Helen will join a fantastic selection of authors appearing at Waterstone's special Christmas event. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and mince pies, the musical stylings of the excellent Dotted Crotchets string quartet and a range of activities throughout the shop.
Helen will be speaking at the ArchWay With Words annual festival. The AWWW festival features literature, science, history, comedy, poetry, theatre, film and music in a week long odyssey of fascinating events.
Festival of Ideas & Discovery: talks, debates, exhibits, demonstrations. Interact with the latest technology and engage with 100 of the world’s most original thinkers. Takes place at ExCel, London, from 22 to 25 September.
Helen taking part in the BBC Radio 4 'Inside Science' recording, with astronaut Tim Peake and astrobiologist Zita Martins. Host Adam Rutherford asks 'What is left for us to explore?'
Talk by Helen titled: Coasts, Currents, and Conflicts.
Does time exist?
Was our universe born from a Big Bang, or from a Big Bounce triggered by a former universe imploding? Is this the only universe, or are there infinite ones, all expanding in parallel and out of sight of each other?
These are just some of the questions that will be tackled by world-renowned physicists Carlo Rovelli and Christophe Galfard when they come to the Intelligence Squared stage and are joined in conversation by BBC science star Helen Czerski. The venue is the Royal Geographical Society, in London.
Churchill College, Cambridge.
This year’s lecture, entitled 'Ocean: the engine of our planet’ is to be given by Dr Helen Czerski. The lecture will explore the idea that, whilst we live on a blue planet, most of us rarely touch that blue. The oceans are remote and inaccessible without ships or scuba gear, but as this gigantic and dynamic reservoir flows around our planet, it has a huge effect on our everyday life. Our weather and climate depend on it, and the battles, trade and food supplies influenced by it have shaped our civilisation. Helen will tell us how this engine works, how we study it, and what the future holds for it.
Helen will chair Ed Miliband and George Monbiot in conversation.
"Are we failing to grasp clear global consensus on how to tackle climate change?"
Join former leader of the Labour party Ed Miliband and best-selling author and Guardian leader writer George Monbiot as they debate the implications of the historic Paris agreement.