Talk: Reaching for the stars - the inspiring story of Maggie Aderin-Pocock

03 July 2024 14:30 - 03:00 The Royal Society Free Watch online

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2024.

Join us to discover the inspiring career and life journey of Maggie Aderin-Pocock, a renowned scientist and science communicator. Maggie will share her remarkable path, from early curiosity about the natural world to becoming a prominent figure in astrophysics. Learn about her many space enterprises, the challenges she has overcome, and the passion that drives her quest for knowledge. 

This event offers a unique opportunity for students to gain insights into the life of a trailblazer in science and to be inspired to pursue their own scientific dreams. 

Dame Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE is an award-winning space scientist, BBC broadcaster and Chancellor of the University of Leicester. She is the recipient of the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2023 for her book "Am I Made of Stardust? Dr Maggie Answers the Big Questions for Young Scientists”.

Attending the event

This talk will be held in the Kohn Centre on Wednesday 3 July 2024, 2.30pm — 3pm. 

  • Free to attend, no ticket required
  • The room has limited capacity, so we recommend that visitors arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the talk. We operate a first-come, first-served policy
  • This talk will take place in person at the Royal Society and will also be livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel
  • Live subtitles will be available in-person and virtually
  • Suitable for students (14+)
  • Travel and accessibility information and details on planning your visit - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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