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I am a warm, engaging and passionate public speaker enticing audiences to fall in love with rocks, fossils and landscapes. I deftly weave together my unique insight on science together with my life experiences to deliver thought provoking lectures that inspire and motivate audiences to come on a journey with me.  

I am an experienced event host, panellist and Chair with the ability to captivate an audience, ask critical questions and provide thought provoking debate on contemporary issues relevant in my field. 


I design bespoke lectures as per your brief or I can offer a talk from my public speaking portfolio:

  • “20 years, 95 miles, 185 million years” The Jurassic Coast: A Celebration

  • “The Time Travelling Rock Machine”, the geological evolution of planet Earth

  • “How to talk about Rocks and Influence People”, exploring the art of science communication and applying these skills in your setting

  • “Black and brown faces in green spaces”, discussing barriers and solutions to enhancing diverse engagement with natural spaces

  • Jurassicgirl Journey, a motivational speech focusing on how I have overcome major traumas and obstacles in my life to achieve success.


I believe that strong role models like myself can inspire scientists for the future. I offer discretionary 30 – 60 minute virtual sessions for educational and youth group settings limited to two events per month. Although I do not charge a fee for this service, I ask for a small donation to Mary Anning Rocks where I am a Patron. Please use my contact page to submit an enquiry.


For all other public events and lectures please contact my agent, Helen Purvis at Knight Ayton Management.


“Thank you very much for presenting your lecture in our Spring Monday Night Lecture series. It was an incredibly engaging lecture and a timely reminder of how much we can learn from our planet’s past to adapt our lives to a more sustainable future, living in harmony with nature.”

- Royal Geographical Society

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