Secondary School Talks

Rebel Star: The Sun’s Greatest Mysteries

GET TO KNOW OUR NEAREST STAR LIKE NEVER BEFORE

The Sun is many things: beauty, beacon, battery, belligerent. It’s the biggest thing for light-years around and yet we actually know relatively little about it.

That’s changing thanks to an armada of new spacecraft recently lofted into the solar system to scrutinise the Sun in unprecedented detail. In a talk packed full of jaw-dropping images and videos, I’ll be your guide on a journey deep into the heart of our nearest star.

It’s the perfect way to reinforce many aspects of the physics curriculum.

How We’ll Live on Mars 

ARE YOU TEACHING THE FIRST MARTIAN?

Today’s schoolchildren are the Martian explorers of tomorrow. The first person to walk on the Red Planet is probably already alive and under 18 years old. Are they at your school? In this awe-inspiring talk, packed full of stunning visuals and the latest scientific thinking, I’ll take you on a journey to Mars.

Based on several of my books, including The Astronaut Selection Test Book with Tim Peake, you’ll hear just what it’ll take to achieve the most audacious feat of exploration ever attempted. I will even bring a real piece of Mars with me in the form a Martian meteorite.

Strap in for the voyage of a lifetime!

What Teachers Say …

“The best talk the school has ever had”

– Lingfield College

“An amazing talk. Thought provoking and inspiring”

– King’s College School, Wimbledon

“Perfectly pitched”

– Bedales School

“The majority of students put it as their number one event across all subjects during our enrichment week

– Lewes Old Grammar School