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New Scientist Neanderthals tour, France
(June, September)

Chalke History Festival (June)


Humanists UK, Darwin Lecture

Glastonbury Festival

Jaipur Literature Festival

BBC World Service, The Forum

Rebecca regularly appears in media in various contexts. An accomplished speaker, her experience includes radio, television, podcasts, public outreach events, academic conferences and tours.


She is also often interviewed or asked for comment on archaeology and evolution stories in international news media. 

A full appearance listing appears below.

  • In-Person Live Events (Festivals, Lectures etc)
    2023 Jaipur Literature Festival Glastonbury Festival, Crows Nest; In conversation with Alice Roberts and panel discussion with Janina Ramirez, Tamsin Edwards, Suzi Gage and Alice Roberts Monty Lit Fest Women's Institute 2022 'Meetings with Neanderthals' Theatre 132 Bristol, in conversation with Alice Roberts Uppsala University, 2022 Lindqvist Lecture, Sweden Centre for Paleogenetics and Stockholm Natural History Museum, Sweden Neanderthal Museum [launch of German Kindred edition "Der Verkannte Mensch"] HEAS seminar, University of Vienna. Austria Italian Embassy, Berlin, Germany [speaking as Premio Galileo finalist] Aarhus University, Denmark University of Padua, Italy, Premio Galileo finalist Natural History Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark Historiske Dage (history festival), Copenhagen, Denmark 'On Hobbits and Hominins', Oxford University Natural History Museum New Scientist Live, London Daunt Books Festival, interviewing Thomas Halliday Jersey Heritage, Guest Lecture Poetry Pharmacy Prehistoric Society and Leicester Fieldworkers 2021 Laugharne Weekend festival, Wales Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid, Spain [panel event for Kindred Spanish edition launch] Museo de la Evolución Humana, Burgos, Spain Universidad de Sevilla, Spain Cancer Research Institute, Retreat Keynote Norwich Science Festival Genoa Science Festival, Italy Creswell Crags, Kindred paperback launch Cheltenham Science Festival Buxton Festival 2020 New Scientist Instant Expert Human Origins Day University of Chester
  • Radio & Television Appearances
    Radio 2023 BBC World Service, The Forum ​ 2022 BBC Radio 5 Live, Nicky Campbell WYNC WNPR ​ 2021 BBC Radio 4, Front Row BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour BBC World Service BBC Homeschool History Times Radio (speaking on The Dig) Infinite Monkey Cage, BBC Radio 4 CBC Sunday Magazine Times Radio (speaking on Neanderthals) Radio [German] RAIRadio3 [Italian] 2020 BBC Radio 4 Start the Week BBC Radio 3 Freethinking BBC Radio 4 “You’re Dead To Me” CBC Quirks and Quarks show KUER Radio West SiriusXM Constant Wonder Leonard Lopate show WNYC radio Newstalk interview BBC Radio Ulster Science Cafe BBC Radio Wales Newstalk History Newstalk, FutureProof Television 2022 BBC News, Victoria Derbyshire show
  • Podcast Appearances
    2023 RHLSTP: Richard Herring book podcast ​ 2022 The Ancients, History Hit Book Dreams Tim Dowling National Review, Great Books Writer's Voice Foreword Women Archaeologists ​ 2021 Bill Nye's Science Rules! podcast Leakey Foundation Origins Stories podcast Alan Alda's Clear and Vivid podcast Nicky Campbell, One of the Family The Bunker Daily Psychosphere New Scientist Weekly podcast Evolution Soup 2020 Tides of History History Hit Live History Hit: The Neanderthals Michael Shermer's Science Salon #GeneticsShambles, Cosmic Shambles Travels Through Time Background Mode podcast Book Shambles, with Robin Ince
  • Other Appearances
    2022 Society of Antiquaries Washington University Oxford University Harvard Book Store Dig Ventures book club ​ 2021 Jersey Literary Festival Clywd Powys Archaeological Trust Eat Prey, Run: A live 'Neanderthal' Cook-Along York Festival of Ideas Current Archaeology Live Swindon Science Festival BBC History Extra lecture ​ 2020 In conversation with Brian Cox, How To Academy Nine Lessons and Carols with Robin Ince Hong Kong Literary Festival Smithsonian Institution seminar Messums Gallery lecture Creswell Crags live seminar Cosmic Shambles Genetics show Symbiosis conference American Museum of Natural History seminar Who Were The Neanderthals? New Scientist. Life Lessons Festival Down Ancient Trails seminar University of Liverpool Evolutionary Anthropology Pre-2020 appearances BBC Radio 4 The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry Panellist at British Science Festival Panellist at PopPalaeo Cosmic Superheroes exhibition
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