Public Engagements: Autumn/Winter 2018-19

Robert will be speaking at the following venues and events over the coming months.  Please check the individual venue’s website to find out more details and book tickets.
Thursday, 4th October 2018, 4pm – Bath Children’s Literature Festival
From the solar system to evolution and the human body, discover how machines work, where lightening comes from and how lungs allow you to breathe. The Science Squad is made up of the five STEM subjects; Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths and the professor will explain how they work together and why they are so important.

Wednesday 17th October 2018, 7pm – Saffron Hall
Does decoding the human genome herald new opportunities for medicine or is there a darker side? Will ethics prevent us from manufacturing stronger, more gifted children? Or will our imperfect knowledge of genetics result in some major surprises? Join legendary scientist, politician and writer Robert Winston to discover more.

Monday 22nd October 2018,  7pm – Princes Theatre, Clacton on Sea
“Modifying Humans” – Talk for Clacton and North East Essex Arts Society
Researcher, Writer, Broadcaster, Professor of Science and Society and Fertility studies presents ‘MODIFYING HUMANS’. During his career Robert has always concentrated on advancing the understanding and interaction between scientists and the public.

Thursday 25 October 2018, 6.30pm – Sheffield Off the Shelf Festival
Join Professor Robert Winston as he explores how the world works in his new book Science Squad. The Science Squad are made up of the five STEAM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths, Robert explains how they work together, why they are so important and how they relate to the world around us. From the solar system to evolution, children will discover how machines work, where lightning comes from and more.

Tuesday 30th October 2018 – Varma Lecture, St. George’s Hospital, Tooting
“Are we sowing the see for the destruction of the human”

Monday 19 November 2018, 10.45am – Girls Schools Association Annual Conference
“Scientific Literacy”

Monday 26 November 2019 –  “Science Live” event, Manchester

Friday 30 November 2018, 10.45am – “Science Live” event – London Apollo Theatre

Thursday 10 January 2019 – Round Table event with Stuart Wright Pearson, Downing College, Cambridge
Exhibition “Halfboy” re the bio-ethics of assisted conception

Wednesday 16th January Science Live even, Birmingham

Friday 18th January 2019 –  Science Live event, London

Monday 21st January 2019 – Science Live event, Oxford

Monday 4th February 2019 – Science Live Birmingham

Thursday 7th February 2019 – Science Live Bath

Friday 8th February 2019 – Science Live London

Monday 11th February 2019 – Science Live Manchester

Wednesday 13th February 2019 – Science Live Leeds

Thursday 28th February 2019. 6.30pm – Architects for Health
The Annual Phil Cusack Talk –!event/2019/2/28/agm-2019

Theatre dates: Spring/Summer 2017

Robert will be speaking at the following theatres over the coming months.  Please check the individual theatre’s website to find out more details and book tickets.

Wednesday 10 May: Langley Park Theatre, Beckenham 

Thursday 11 May: Beck Theatre, Hayes

Wednesday 17 May: Castle Theatre, Wellingborough

Thursday 18 May: Camberley Theatre

Bank Holiday Monday 29 May: Ely Cathedral

Tuesday 6 June: Harlequin Theatre, Redhill

Thursday 8 June: Corn Exchange, Newbury

Thursday 15 June: The Corn Hall, Diss

Wednesday 21 June: Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon

Thursday 22 June: Palace Theatre, Newark

Monday 10 July: Broxbourne

Appointment of Chief Executive

The Charity

The Genesis Research Trust supports high quality research into reproductive diseases which primarily affect women. The trust is renowned for its support of work into premature birth, foetal damage and genetic defects, miscarriage and stillbirth, stem cell biology as well as pioneering research in IVF and embryo screening. It is also responsible for various postgraduate teaching activities, namely symposia on related subjects of interest. The latest initiative is to establish a new professorial chair of reproductive medicine at Imperial College.

The Candidate

Applications for a Chief Executive are invited to manage and expand a small but dedicated team of (currently 12 people), based at the Institute of Reproductive & Developmental Biology, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Campus. The Trust wishes to raise its national and international profile, and to increase funding for the projects and doctoral studentships it has in hand. The successful candidate will have demonstrable leadership skills, a proven track record in charitable fundraising, and excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with our large donor base, staff and stakeholders. Whilst a scientific background is not essential, the successful applicant should have strong sympathy with those who suffer from reproductive and allied problems, and some understanding of academic institutions. A competitive salary is offered.


Applicants are requested to supply an up-to-date CV as well as a letter of motivation, explaining interest in and suitability for the role.

Applicants may also contact the Chairman of the Trust, Professor Lord Winston, initially by email

Theatre Dates – Autumn 2016 to Spring 2017

Robert is looking forward to speaking at theatres around the UK on the following dates:

Chesham, New Elgiva Theatre – Sunday 25th September 2016

Whitley Bay, Playhouse – Monday 26th September 2016

Beverley Festival – Wednesday 5th October 2016

Norwich Science Festival – Wednesday October 19th

Hartlepool and High Tunstall College of Science – Wednesday 2nd November

Blackburn, King George’s Hall – Wednesday 16th November

Northallerton – Thursday 1st December

Tivoli Theatre, Wimbourne, Dorset – Monday 5th December

Lincoln Drill Hall, 16th January 2017

Worcester Huntingdon Hall – 15th February

Preston – Tuesday 21st February

Swindon – Monday 6th March

Sturminster Newton – Thursday 9th March

Harlequin Theatre, Redhill – Monday 20th March

Stockton – Thursday 20th April

Colchester – Tuesday 25th April

Diss – 2nd May

Thornbury Festival – Tuesday 9th May

Langley Park Theatre, Beckenham – Wednesday 10th May



Early Years Conference 2016

Robert Winston is the keynote speaker at Early Excellence’s Early Years Conference., where he will be giving a scientific perspective to child development and learning.

The conference takes place at various locations around the country and is open to Early Years Practioners:

Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford
Thursday 17th November, 9.30am – 3.30pm

The St Johns Hotel, Solihull
Monday 28th November, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Early Excellence London Centre
Tuesday 29th November, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Early Excellence London Centre
30th November, 9.30am – 3.30pm

For more information see their website

Teacher CPD in the East Midlands: 1st July 2016 10am

Robert Winston will be talking to staff from FE Colleges and schools at a CPD event in Nottingham on the importance of experimenting in education. This will be an intimate event with a book signing and lunch with plenty of time to ask questions.

Professor Winston has a keen interest in education and speak at schools around the country on a weekly basis. He set up  The Reach Out Lab at Imperial College to allow school pupils to try practical science and also measure the impact of different teaching methods. The lab also runs CPD to improve the confidence and knowledge of science teachers at both primary and secondary.

This event will be an intimate gathering to motivate staff, science and non-science, about the importance of experimenting with teaching and learning in order to innovate.

Tickets are available to all education practioners on the EMFEC website:

Cheltenham Science Festival

Robert will be at the Cheltenham Science Festival on Tuesday 7 June demonstrating exciting experiments from his new kids book HomeLab.  To find out more and to buy tickets, please visit the Festival website.

And on Wednesday 8 June at 4pm, Robert will be discussing Why My Experiments Always Go Wrong.  Find out more on the Festival website.

Northern Ireland Science Festival, Belfast

Robert will be speaking on Sunday 28 February at Whitla Hall, Queens University, Belfast on ‘What Makes Us Happy?’  This event is part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival which has been taking place over the past two weeks.  To find out more, and to buy tickets, please visit the Festival website.