Science and Beyond: A Public Science Lecture Series

In the second year of this series, the British Council is organising lecture tours in India with eight eminent scientists and science communicators from the UK between November 2016 and February 2017. 

These lectures, open and free to public, aim to bring science and related areas closer to society and to strengthen UK-India ties in the higher education sector.






Robin Franklin

Professor of Stem Cell Medicine and Head of Translational Science at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

7 to 11 November 2016

Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore

Jason Michael Hall-Spencer

Professor of Marine Biology at the School of Marine Science and Engineering at Plymouth University

1 December 2016


Iain Stewart

Scottish geologist, a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. He is Professor of Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth and also a member of the Scientific Board of UNESCO's International Geoscience Programme.

25 November to 19 December 2016

Hyderabad, Chennai, Trivandrum, Kochi, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa

Lewis Dartnell

Research scientist, presenter and author based in London, UK. He now holds the Professorship in Science Communication at the University of Westminster.

4 to 11 December 2016

Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Delhi

Mark McCaughrean

 Senior Scientific Advisor at the European Space Agency

January 2017

Bangalore, Trivandrum and Kolkata

Tara Shears

Particle Physicist and Reader at the University of Liverpool

February 2017

Mumbai, Chandigarh and Kolkata

Roberto Trotta

Theoretical Cosmologist at Imperial College London and an STFC Public Engagement Fellow

13 to 18 February 2017

Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Chennai

Turi King

Geneticist at the University of Leicester with a background in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge University

20 to 24 February 2017

Mumbai, Pune and Kochi