My goal is to develop and perform engaging and entertaining talks about science, environment and sustainability topics - to make them accessible and exciting. I visit schools and give talks and interactive lessons and compère and host a wide range of public events. 

I am the compère of Winchester Science Festival and have hosted a Pint of Science. From 2013-15 I was the organiser and host of TEDxSouthamptonUniversity. I will host TEDxSouthampton in 2016. 

I have given talks and public lectures about the following topics: astrobiology, biogeochemistry, climate change, peak phosphorus, biodiversity and threatened species, population growth, and planetary boundaries. My two main talks are:


Is Humanity really in the Danger Zone? This 30-45 minute talk is aimed at an adult general audienceand asks whether environmental impacts means there are limits to growth and industrialisation. The talk features movies, data visualisation and animations.

Astronauts Needed for Spaceship Earth. This 25-35 minute talk can be adjusted to suit children between 8-16 years. I ask the audience to think about what they would need to survive in space and introduce the carbon cycle and how humans are affecting it. The talk features rocket videos (always popular) and some simple interactive experiments.


If you would like to book any of these talks or discuss other ideas that I could cover, then please drop me a line at hello@jamesgdyke.info.


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