Forthcoming Events


Thursday 7th June 2018: Cheltenham Science Festival
Saturday 16th June 2018: Buckingham Science Festival
Sunday 23rd September 2018: New Scientist Live
Friday 26th October 2018: Norwich Science Festival
November 2018: Tata International Literary Festival, Mumbai


Highlights of Recent Events

NerdNite London, 16th May

Pint of Science, 14th May

White Heat – Brighton Science Festival, Saturday 17th February 2pm

Good and Bad Language (with Sam Leith) Friday 16th March, 6pm

Edinburgh International Science Festival, Thursday April 5th, 5:30pm

Royal Institution – 8th February 2018

Talks at Google (Guest Staring Damien)

Stylist Live! – 12th November 2017

Science Oxford – 16th November 2017

Science Museum Lates – 25th October 2017. Two full houses for the link between swearing, gaming, and pain.

Nineworlds convention: the neuroscience of swearing, and artificial intelligence 

A/W 2013 – Commentator on Sky News – robotics, autonomous vehicles, and the impact of AI on the economy.

May 2013 – BBC Four Thought on the benefits of swearing.

Spring 2013 – BBC Academy Expert Women trainee.  (Audition tapes one and two)

May 2012: Cosy Science. Alan Turing: the Enigma of Intelligence, Talk & Q&A

Praise for Emma’s Public Speaking: “Emma Byrne has the unique ability to make science and the lives of scientists accessible to everyone. Making people cry during her description of Alan Turing’s death and explaining Genetic Algorithms in an entertaining yet comprehensible way are just two examples of her skills both as a writer and a presenter.” Dr Simone Stumpf, City University

“Emma was very knowledgeable about her subject and made it easy to understand for a science novice like me!”

“Emma’s talk about Alan Turing was perfectly balanced between his troubled life and his ground-breaking work.”

“Emma Byrne gave an engaging and lively talk about Alan Turing and his life. She succeeded in making familiar material seem new, exciting and even moving. She answered audience questions with wit and enthusiasm. Highly recommended. Five stars”


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