Here's an overview of my public speaking experience

 
A Few Cool Places Where I've Spoken Recently
TEDx UCL, The Science Museum Lates, The Hay Festival, The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize Awards, The British Science Festival, The Francis Crick Institute, The Malvern Festival of Innovation, Cheltenham Science Festival, Big Bang London, The London School of Economics, HSBC London, Siemens Warwick, The Emirates Festival of Literature, Inside Government's Promoting Women in STEM Conference, The Royal College of Physicians, The Kazakhstan Schools' Science Festival, Science Showoff Bloomsbury Theatre, The Royal Statistical Society, the Maths Hubs Annual Conference, the Feminism in London Conference, the Women of the World Festival, the Being a Man Festival, a community centre in Grahamstown South Africa, Teentech North Wales, Teentech London, The Aarhus Hearts and Minds Festival, The Bucharest Science Festival, Bishop's Stortford Cafe Scientifique, Story Collider, and dozens of schools and universities across the UK and abroad.

My Talks Include:

  • Too Sensitive For Science? - An exploration of what it really takes to be a scientist, and the value of Compassion, Collaboration and Creativity in science and in society. Based on my TEDx talk at UCL Why Science Needs People Who Cry

  • Secrets of Success - My varied career journey as a scientist, actress, teacher, and broadcaster. The challenges I've faced and lessons I've learnt along the way - touching on resilience, unconscious bias, confidence, imposter syndrome, online abuse.

  • Sexism in Science and Online Misogyny - My trolling experience and what I learnt.

  • Dr Emily's Weird and Wonderful Science Facts / Brain-Fizzing Facts - Interactive quiz show with live demonstrations and audience participation, which forms the basis of my new book Brain-Fizzing Facts.

  • Pandas Love Porn... Dr Emily's Weirdest X-Rated Science Facts - Interactive quiz show on the science of sex and attraction, for adults and older teenagers.

  • Gut Feelings - Gut bacteria, mind control, cravings and poo!

  • How to Grow a Human - The latest developments in regenerative medicine, stem cells and cloning.

  • The Fat Controller - Diabetes, obesity, and cutting edge weight-loss techniques.

  • Lies, Damned Lies, and Newspapers - A light-hearted look at the use and abuse of statistics in the media, illustrated with examples from my broadcasting career.

  • Climate Change: The Truth - What's really going on in the world around us, and what can we do to help?

  • The Natural World: How Can We Help To Protect It? - A talk for primary school children on how we can best look after our planet.

  • What Turns You On? - An interactive talk and workshop on the science of sexual arousal, using the latest cutting edge research to help you to understand your sexual needs and how to get them met.

  • Do You See Me? - Who you would be if you didn't have to fit into the boxes that society puts you in? Or that you have put yourself in? This talk and workshop explores the healing power of being seen for who you truly are, touching on themes of gender, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, social status, profession, race and religion.

  • Relating Without a Map - A talk and discussion on exploring new relationship paradigms, touching on themes such as neurodiversity, non-heterosexual relating, ethical non-monogamy and non-binary gender identity.

  • Stigma or Superpower? - My experience of life with high-functioning autism.

  • Taking Control: Egg Freezing and Women's Fertility - What women in their 30s should know, and my personal story about why I chose to freeze my eggs.

 

I Hope To Be An Inspiring Role Model

I campaign for diversity in science, and through my talks I aim to share my personal experiences as a woman in STEM in a way that might inspire others to reach their potential and attain their goals. I am passionate about changing the stereotype of what it is to be a scientist, and I hope to inspire more young people, especially girls, to study science - by showing them that people like them can be happy and successful in science careers.

 
Stuff I Love Talking About
I am regularly called upon to deliver talks and run fun workshops in schools, universities and at live events. I present fun science quiz shows on weird and wonderful science facts, which forms the basis of my new book Brain-Fizzing Facts, with an 'x-rated' version on the science of sex and attraction. I speak about cutting edge science topics such as stem cells, gut bacteria, regenerative medicine, obesity and women's fertility. I share my thoughts on women in science, gender equality, imposter syndrome, secrets of success, science careers, my own personal story, resilience, confidence, the importance of being seen for who you truly are, and the value of emotion in science and society. I also speak about maths, and the use and abuse of statistics in the media, and I run workshops on the science of sexual arousal and exploring new relationship paradigms. Please let me know if you would like a bespoke talk created especially for you and your audience!
I also host events, chair discussions and speak on panels - more info on this is at the bottom of this page.

From Complexity to Clarity

I am an experienced public speaker who is passionate about engaging people in scientific topics. I love to explain maths and science in a way that makes it fascinating for both students and adults, breaking down complex ideas and helping people to make sense of the world. My audiences tell me they find my talks exciting, engaging and fun. I'm an also experienced event host and panel chair - see below.

"Brilliant public speaker and a great advocate for humanity. This TEDx talk should be compulsory to watch in schools."

Mike Thompson, YouTube user

"If ever there was a woman who could capture the imagination of young and old alike to engage with STEM subjects it is Dr Grossman."

Mary C. Sykes, Manager of BOBW Ltd

"Emily is an inspirational tour de force of energy in motion. I think she is so empathetic and encouraging because she has walked in the shoes of the young women she teaches and mentors”​

Christina Tock, teacher and parent

TEDx UCL 2015

Hay Festival 2016

My Recent and Upcoming Speaking and Hosting Engagements:

(for a list of schools I've spoken at please see the bottom of this page)

 

Motivational and Inspirational Talks

Secrets of Success / Too Sensitive for Science? / Emotion: The Secret Asset in Your Career / Do You See Me?

  • Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine: annual scientific meeting, Bristol - Sept 2019

  • Osho Leela Summer Sexuality Gathering (Do You See Me?) - August 2019

  • CRUK Cambridge Centre Annual Graduate Symposium After-Dinner talk - July 2019

  • Chevron London Women's Employee Network - July 2019

  • Siemens Warwick event on Diversity and Inclusion - May 2019

  • HSBC Women on the Wharf event on Imposter Syndrome - May 2019

  • Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick: Athena Swan talk for International Women’s Day - March 2019

  • STEM Women Conference, London - Feb 2019

  • Scottish University Science School Conference, Glasgow - January 2019

  • LSE Students’ Union: Mental Health Awareness Conference - January 2019

  • Institute of Engineering and Technology's Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards - December 2018

  • Rocking Your Teens - December 2018

  • STEM Women, Bristol - November 2018

  • The Crick Institute Postdoc Symposium - October 2018

  • Oxford University: Masterclass in Endocrinology - September 2018

  • Techfest Aberdeen - September 2018

  • Women in Artificial Intelligence event in Gold Coast Australia - September 2018

  • Magical Festival - August 2018

  • Inside Government's Promoting STEM in Schools Forum - July 2018

  • UK Radiation Oncology Congress at ACC Liverpool - July 2018

  • Inaugural STEM lecturer for the Reading STEM Hub - July 2018

  • LSE Power Conference for the Professional Women's Network: Emotion, The Secret Asset in your Career - June 2018

  • GDST Girls’ Education Summit on Female Pioneers at King’s Place London - June 2018

  • Science Teachers and Technicians Conference, Hertfordshire - June 2018

  • International Festival of Learning at West Suffolk College - April 2018

  • Linnean Society Event on showcasing the contributions of women in science - March 2018

  • Science Conference at Leeds Trinity University for Science Curriculum Leaders - March 2018

  • Birmingham student WISE society’s Women in Science mini-conference - Feb 2018

  • Cardiff University School of Medicine and Dentistry Postgraduate Research Day - Jan 2018

  • Inside Government's Promoting Women in STEM forum, Manchester - Dec 2017

  • Women of the Future Conference, John Innes Centre - Nov 2017

  • Innovate UK - Nov 2017

  • Kings College London Symposium - Oct 2017

  • Sunday Assembly - Sept 2017

  • Manchester Metropolitan University Science and Engineering Symposium - Sept 2017

  • Herts For Learning, Head Teachers' Conference - July 2017

  • Oxford Festival of the Arts - June 2017

  • Emirates Festival of Literature - March 2017

  • Loughborough University - March 2017

  • Korea University - April 2017

  • Story Collider at the British Science Festival - Sept 2016

  • Women of the World Festival - March 2016

  • Alternatives, St James' Church Piccadilly - Oct 2016

  • The University of East Anglia  - Sept 2016

  • The Guilty Feminist Live - July 2016

  • Lancaster University - March 2016

  • TEDx UCL - Dec 2015

  • Being a Man Festival - Nov 2015

  • Southampton University - Oct 2015

  • Feminism in London Conference - Sept 2015

  • Many primary and secondary schools across the UK and abroad - see bottom of page

Interactive Science Quiz Shows

   Dr Emily's Weird and Wonderful Science Facts / Brain-Fizzing Facts

  • Chipping Campden Festival - May 2020

  • Cambridge Science Festival - March 2020

  • Jewish Book Week - Feb 2020

  • Durham Book Festival - October 2019

  • Peterborough STEM Festival, October 2019

  • The Francis Crick Institute's Family Discovery Day - June 2019

  • Barnes Children’s Literature Festival - May 2019

  • Middlesex University STEM Festival - March 2019

  • The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry - October 2018

  • Techfest Aberdeen - September 2018

  • The Big Bang Fair Boston - July 2018

  • Burnley College Science Festival - June 2018

  • The Big Bang Fair East Midlands and West Midlands - June 2018

  • The Big Bang Fair Buxton - April 2018

  • Bury St Edmunds Academy Trust annual science festival - March 2018

  • The Big Bang Fair Silverstone - Feb 2018

  • Brighton Science Festival - Feb 2018

  • The Big Bang Fair Banbury - Nov 2017

  • The Big Bang Fair London - July 2017

  • Academies Enterprise Trust Conference - July 2017

  • Emirates Festival of Literature - March 2017

  • JW3 for Jewish Book Week - Jan 2017

  • Teenetch London, Emirates Stadium - Jan 2017

  • The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize Awards - Nov 2016 and 2015

  • The British Science Festival Family Weekend, Swansea - Sept 2016

  • Teentech North Wales - Sept 2016
  • Manchester Science in the City - July 2016

  • Bucharest University Science Festival - April 2016

  • The Hay Festival Family Day - May 2016

  • Many primary and secondary schools across the UK and abroad - see bottom of page

   Pandas Love Porn: The Science of Sex and Attraction (Dr Emily's Weirdest 'x-rated' Science facts)

  • The House of Togetherness, London - October 2019

  • The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry - October 2018

  • Summerhouse Festival - August 2018

  • Science Oxford - Feb 2017

  • Hearts and Minds Festival, Aarhus University Denmark - Sept 2016

  • An Evening of Unecessary Detail - July 2016

  • Nerd Nite - June 2016

  • The Hay Festival Adult Programme - May 2016

  • Cheltenham Science Festival - June 2015

  • Science Showoff Bloomsbury Theatre - March 2015

 

Cutting Edge Science Talks:

   How to Grow a Human: stem cells and regenerative medicine

  • A-Level Biology in Action, London - November 2019

  • Reading STEM Hub Inaugural STEM Lecture - July 2018

  • Fisher Scientific, Science World Conference - Sept 2017

  • A-Levels Live, Manchester and Birmingham - Feb 2017

  • A-Levels Live, London - Nov 2016

  • Malvern Festival of Innovation - Sept 2016

  • Kazakhstan Schools Science Festival: Revolutions in Biology - regenerative medicine, epigenetics and cancer research - April 2015

  • Many secondary schools - see bottom of page

     

   Gut Feelings: gut bacteria, mind control, cravings and poo!

  • Aarhus Hearts and Minds Festival, Denmark - Sept 2018

  • National Council for Hypnotherapy conference in Birmingham - June 2018

  • Aarhus Hearts and Minds Festival, Denmark - Sept 2017

  • International Students House - May 2017

  • The Science Museum Lates - Sept 2015

  • Bishops Stortford Cafe Scientifique - Jan 2016

  • Many secondary schools - see bottom of page

   The Fat Controller - obesity, diabetes and cutting edge weight-loss techniques

  • A-Level Biology in Action, London and Warwick - November 2019

  • Aarhus Hearts and Minds Festival, Denmark - Sept 2017

  • Science Oxford - Jan 2017

  • The British Science Festival - Sept 2016

 

  The Science of Reading

  • Herts for Learning, Head Teachers Conference - July 2017

  • Equazen Fish Oils Conference - May 2016

  Taking Control - women's fertility and egg freezing

  • British Science Festival Brighton - Sept 2017

Maths and Statistics Talks:

   Lies, Damned Lies, and Newspapers - the use and abuse of statistics in the media

  • GCSE Maths In Action, London - March 2020

  • GCSE Maths In Action, Salford - December 2019

  • Further Maths Support Programme: Taking Maths Further (Bedfordshire University) - July 2019

  • Maths and Beyond: schools’ event at the University of Warwick - March 2019

  • Advance Maths Support Programme event, Bath - January 2019

  • GCSE Maths In Action, Warwick - November 2018

  • Mathematics Sans Frontiers Scotland competition - September 2018

  • Further Maths Support Programme: Taking Maths Further (Kingston University) - July 2018

  • Further Maths Support Programme: Taking Maths Further (Bedfordshire University) - July 2018

  • Celebrating Women in Maths event at Nottingham University - June 2018

  • Further Maths Support Programme: Taking Maths Further (Wellington College) - April 2018

  • Keynote at Cambridge Science Festival - March 2018

  • GCSE Maths In Action, London - Feb 2018

  • Boolean Maths Hub Conference in Bristol - Jan 2018

  • Further Maths Support Programme: Taking Maths Further (Cambridge University) - Jan 2018

  • Body of Evidence, Royal College of Physicians - Dec 2017

  • Further Maths Support Programme: Christmas Lecture, Teesside University - Dec 2017

  • GCSE Maths in Action: London, Warwick, Salford - Nov 2016, Nov 2017, Feb 2018

  • Maths Hubs: Event for Teachers - July 2017

  • Further Maths Support Programme: Women in Maths Day - June 2017

  • Sheffield Methods Institute - Feb 2017

  • Maths Inspiration: Canterbury and Birmingham - March 2016 and Nov 2016

  • QStep Conference: Warwick University - Nov 2016

  • Is Data Literacy the New Black? Manchester University - Nov 2016

  • DataFest: Sheffield University Methods Institute - Sept 2016

  • Many secondary schools across the UK - see bottom of page

   Do Numbers Drive You Nuts? - why are so many of us so scared of maths? and why should we care?

  • Sheffield University - May 2016

  • The Maths Hubs Annual Conference - July 2015

  • The Royal Statistical Society - June 2015

  • The AQMeN Annual Conference - Nov 2014

Talks on Sex and Relationships:

   What Turns You On? The Science of Sexual Arousal - understanding your erotic needs and how to get them met

  • The Apple Tree, London - November 2019

  • Osho Leela Summer Sexuality Festival - August 2019

  • The Summer House Weekend - August 2019

 

  Relating Without a Map - Exploring New Relationship Paradigms

  • The Summer House Weekend - August 2019

Event Host:

  • HowTheLightGetsIn Festival at Kenwood House: Into the Unknown - September 2019

  • LAUNCH Great West Awards Ceremony: Grand Mercure Hotel Bristol - June 2019

  • The Institute of Engineering and Technology's Achievement Awards: The Brewery - November 2018

  • The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry: Electricycle Avenue - October 2018

  • The Weizmann Institute UK at the IET: From Research to Reality - Nov 2017

  • ESRC: Celebrating Impact Prize Awards Ceremony - June 2017

  • University of Western Australia: Famelab Schools Presentation - May 2017

  • The National Theatre: Science on Stage - a National Theatre and British Science Association collaboration for British Science Week - March 2017

  • The Royal Society: Young People's Book Prize Awards - Nov 2016

  • The British Council and Erasmus University Rotterdam: Shakespeare Lives in Science - Sept 2016

  • Manchester City of Science Festival: Science at Number 70 - July 2016

  • Pint of Science - July 2016

  • The Academy of Medical Sciences: Music and Medicine - March 2015

Panel Chair / Interviewer:

  • HowTheLightGetsIn Festival at Kenwood House: Arc of Life, an interview with Martin Rees - September 2019

  • Ovarian Cancer Action: Preventing hereditary cancer in Jewish communities - November 2018

  • JW3: Preventing hereditary cancer in Jewish communities - June 2018

  • The Royal Society: The Next Big Thing - July 2016

  • The Hay Festival: The Aliens Are Coming! Interview with Ben Miller - May 2016

  • The Royal Society: Summer Science Exhibition - July 2015

  • The Royal Institution: The Science of De-extinction - March 2015

  • The British Science Festival Swansea: Let Toys Be Toys discussion on gender stereotypes - Sept 2016

  • The Jewish Museum: The Jenetics of Jewishness with Dr Adam Rutherford and Lord Robert Winston - Feb 2016

Panel Member:

  • Sex Club: Panel discussion on Polyamory - June 2019

  • Exeter University Feminism Society: Panel event on Polyamory - March 2019

  • Girls' Day School Trust: Summit on Female Pioneers at King's Place London - June 2018

  • Innovate UK: Birmingham NEC - Nov 2017

  • Coram Children's Charity: Inspiring Women in STEM event - Nov 2017

  • Plan International UK: Day of the Girl discussion panel - Oct 2017

Celebrity Judge:

  • Institute of Ideas Debating Matters competition

  • National Science and Engineering Competition at Big Bang Birmingham

  • Teen Tech Awards at The Royal Society

Practical Workshop Leader (DNA Extraction, Forensics, Science Demos):

  • The Manchester Science Museum

  • Kazakhstan Schools' Science Festival

  • Cheltenham Science Festival Discover Zone

  • The Royal Institution Lates (The Senses)

 

Wimbledon High School
Queen’s College Harley Street
Notting Hill and Ealing Primary School
South Hampstead High School

Francis Holland School

Aldenham School

Blackheath High School
Mill Hill Secondary School
Belmont Prep School, Mill Hill
Heathside Prep Primary School, London
Alexandra Park School, London
Stockley Academy, London
Torriano Primary School, London
Brecknock Primary School, London
The Jewish Free School, London
Hasmonean School, London
Quintin Kynaston School, London
The Royal Free Hospital School, London
Lady Eleanor Holles School
Kensington Prep School
Yavneh School, London
Immanuel College, Bushey
City Academy Hackney

Leighton Park School

Jewish Community Secondary School, London

Peterborough University Technical College

Kingston Grammar School

Cokethorpe School, Witney

Manchester High School for Girls

Oxford High School

Redmaids’ High School, Bristol

Haven High Academy

Queen Anne's School Caversham

Bolton School for Girls

Durham High School for Girls

Some Primary and Secondary Schools That I've spoken at Over the Past Four Years:

Bourn Church of England Primary School

Northwood School

Newstead Wood School

Manor House School

Bromley High School

Townley Grammar School

The Peterborough School

St Margaret's School, Hertfordshire
Hampton School
Norwich High School

Shrewsbury High School

Matthew Arnold School, Oxford

The Priory School

Pipers Corner School

Danes Hill School

Leighton Park School

St Clements Danes School
Bellerbys Secondary School College Brighton
Benenden School, Cranbrook
The Priory School, Hertfordshire
King’s Hedges Primary Sch, Cambridge
Sherborne School, Dorset
Walderslade Secondary School, Kent
Thamesview Secondary School, Kent
Whitehill Primary School, Kent
Ackworth School, Yorkshire
Dovedale Primary School, Long Eaton
Heath Fields Primary, Derby
Everest Community Academy School

Dartford Science and Technology College
The Keys Federation, Wigan (Skype)
Zurich International School
Uptown School Dubai
Grahamstown Community Centre, South Africa
WISE International Schol Sri Lanka (Skype)

 

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