We provide a range of inspirational and informational talks based on our experiences. We are used to communicating with audiences ranging from the general public to international academic conferences.
This page describes some of the talks we give. We’re happy to discuss other topics that might interest you.
These talks are about practical problems, and how to solve them. Each talk is relevant to industry and a range of practical fields, including applied research. Topics include:
These talks are about methods that give researchers more insight into the problems they’re studying. Topics include:
Not a usual suspect: Visualising the weight of evidence for and against a hypothesis
We have extensive experience in helping students to achieve dreams they thought would be impossible, and in helping students understand the academic world. Gordon is co-author of The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research, a widely-read guide to the world of academic research. Our talks for students include the following topics:
A centuries-old document that defied the world’s best codebreakers for over eighty years. Gordon Rugg tackled it with a method that he and Jo Hyde had developed, and found a solution that everyone else had missed. What are the implications for other long-standing problems, in medicine and elsewhere?
The Voynich Manuscript: image courtesy of the Beinecke Library