Next talk: Adventure Science Evening, Cotswold Cardiff, Tues 19th August, 6.30pm
The adventure science night at Cotswold Cardiff is a look at the science behind adventure. The world is full of science and adventurers and explorers get to see more of it than most. It’s the technology and gear created by scientists and engineers that allow us to see these places. With reps from well-known brands on hand to talk about the manufacture and figures behind their best gear and 3 top speakers talking about their latest adventures, the Adventure Science night will be packed with facts, figures and stories. The evening is free to attend but you must book your place by ringing 02920 399796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited Spaces available.
Featuring the following speakers:
Huw James – Adventurer, astronomer and outdoors enthusiast, Huw James is a presenter and active campaigner for public participation in science through science shows and presentations. He has brought his brand of energy and enthusiasm to hundreds of stage and screen appearances and can be seen performing at many of the science festivals and events across the UK and the world.
Originally trained in Astronomy and Space Science and a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Huw is an active outdoors and sports man and all-round adventurer. He has presented around the world in venues from Cruise Ships to Classrooms on 5 continents, as well as on Radio, TV and Online and brings his unique approach to enthusing all ages about the science of the universe and the natural world.
Melanie Windridge – Dr Melanie Windridge is a plasma physicist and science communicator. She has a PhD in Plasma Physics (Fusion Energy) from Imperial College London and is Business Development Manager of Tokamak Energy – a fusion start-up. She is an Educational Consultant for the Ogden Trust and a founder advocate and advisory board member of the government Your Life campaign. Melanie is an experienced public speaker who regularly lectures on nuclear fusion or the northern lights. She has written a general introductory book on fusion energy and developed online training resources in STEM. Melanie’s media work has included radio and television (BBC, National Geographic, Green TV) as well as a number of blogs and podcasts. She is now writing a popular science book on the northern lights and is represented by Diane Banks Associates. Melanie is also a keen alpine climber and skier who believes that science and exploration go hand in hand.
Tori James – Adventurer, Speaker & Consultant – Tori James, at the age of 25, became the first Welsh woman to climb Mount Everest. Tori stars in the BBC documentary ‘On Top of the World’ which was produced about her expedition and she is also the author of ‘Peak Performance’ which describes her record-breaking climb to the summit. In 2005 she was a member of the Pink Lady PoleCats, the first all-female team to complete The Polar Challenge, a grueling 360 mile race to the Magnetic North Pole. In 2010 Tori cycled the length of New Zealand, a total of 2400km, unsupported from north to south. In June 2014 Tori was part of the Beeline Britain team who became the first to travel in a straight line from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Their 1,100km journey involved sea kayaking, road cycling,mountain biking and hiking. The team set a new record by completing the longest open sea kayak crossing in UK waters when they paddled a total of 200km non-stop from Land’s End to Pembrokeshire. www.torijames.com