Media and appearances


Rebecca is an accomplished speaker in diverse contexts from academic conferences to public outreach events. She is happy to consider requests. 

Please contact Bloomsbury Sigma to arrange book-related appearances: 



22nd January, Clywd Powys Archaeological Trust talk

28th January, BBC History Extra lecture


30th November, BBC Radio 4  Start the Week

19th November, Smithsonian Institution seminar

18th November, Messums, on The origins of aesthetics and Neanderthal art

16th November, Creswell Crags, in conversation with Prof Jamie Woodward

11th November, panel on Reimagining Neanderthals, Symbiosis conference

10th November, American Museum of Natural History seminar

8th November, Newstalk History

7th November, Hong Kong Literary Festival

6th October, Down Ancient Trails seminar


1st October, University of Liverpool Evolutionary Anthropology

Seminar Summoning Wraiths from Time: writing about Neanderthals in the 21st Century (register here)


26th September, In conversation with Brian Cox, How To Academy  (ticketed event)

14th September BBC Radio 3 Freethinking:  Family Ties and Reshaping History

11th September History Hit Live 

30th August Newstalk interview 

28th August BBC Radio Ulster interview

Travels Through Time podcast: The Neanderthals and Their Wild Woodland World.

Big Issue North article on Neanderthal homes and landscapes

Life Lessons Festival

BBC Science Focus article on Neanderthal society 

27th August Who Were The Neanderthals?  Lecture for New Scientist. 

25th August History Hit Podcast: The Neanderthals

30th July Talking about Neanderthals for #GeneticsShambles on the Cosmic Shambles network

29th February New Scientist Instant Expert Human Origins day

5th February "Defrosting Neanderthals: 21st century perspectices" Research Seminar at University of Chester

Upcoming science festivals and events TBA



Comment in media e.g. The Times, The Atlantic

Guest on BBC Radio 4 The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry and other podcasts

Panellist at British Science Festival

Panellist at PopPalaeo exhibition and debate 

Featured in Cosmic Superheroes exhibition

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