LLS Keynote

I was really pleased to be invited to deliver one of the plenary addresses at the London Literary Society's annual conference in July 2017, which was organised around the theme of "Fantastic London: Dream, Speculation and Nightmare" and held at the Institute of English Studies,...

Hull City of Culture Jun18

Hull City of Culture

Following a talk I gave on "The Deep Sea in Science Fiction" at the Wellcome Trust in 2015, as part of the "Incredible Encounters with Light" exhibition, I was delighted to be invited by Invisible Dust to give a follow-up talk as part of the Sounding the Sea...

Margaret Atwood Interview Jun04

Margaret Atwood Inte...

As part of the New Scientist Live 2017 festival of ideas, I'm really excited to announce that I'll be interviewing Margaret Atwood on the Main Stage – VIP Area at the ExCeL Centre in London on Sunday 1st October 2017. The event is titled "Science, fiction and the...

Dystopia Now

Birkbeck's Centre for Contemporary Literature recently organised a one-day conference titled "Dystopia Now," held at the School of Arts on 26 May 2017. I was really thrilled to be asked to deliver the opening keynote for the conference, alongside Dr Mark Bould who gave the...

Pseudo-Apocalypse

In June 2017, I'll be returning to the Speculations Lecture Series run at King's College London to deliver a lecture on “Islands at the End of the World: The Pseudo-Apocalypses of Claire Fuller and Sam Taylor.” The talk will consider an intriguing sub-set of...