The British Science Association and the University of Hull are delighted to announce five of the star speakers who will be involved in this year’s British Science Festival, which will bring the best of British science to Hull and the Humber this September.

We’ll be releasing more details on our programme in the coming months, so watch this space!

Grace Savage

Musician and four-times UK beatbox champion, Grace Savage, will be taking part in an event that delves into the mysteries behind the human voice box, and how beatboxers are able to manipulate their own to produce the unique sounds and tones.

Jocelyn Bell BurnellLemn Sissay

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who was the first to discover radio pulsars in astronomy will be in conversation with critically-acclaimed poet, Lemn Sissay at the Festival to discuss their shared love of poetry, and why poetry is the perfect medium to frame some of the biggest questions in science.

Lord Prescott

Lord John Prescott, a proud ambassador for Hull and the Humber, will also be involved in the event taking place this September.

Jim Al-Khalili

Finally, Professor Jim Al-Khalili, award-winning broadcaster with the BBC, has been announced as the incoming president of the British Science Association and will give his Presidential Address at this year’s Festival.