Upcoming events

Selected past talks

  •  Science and Story: the write angle
    Joyce Carol Oates, EL Doctorow, Sean Carroll, Jo Marchant and Steven Pinker discuss the responsibilities and challenges science writers face. World Science Festival, New York 29 May 2014
  • Tracking the Cosmos: The technology of the Antikythera mechanism
    The Getty Villa, Los Angeles 4 March 2010 Watch the video


  • The Antikythera mechanism and the shipwreck
    Science in Action, BBC World Service, 22 September 2016 Listen here
  • Understand the potential – and limits – of your mind’s effects on your body
    The Art of Charm, 14 July 2016 Listen here
  • Why would we have evolved a mind if it didn’t have physical effects on the body?
    Innovation Hub, NPR, 26 February 2016 Listen here
  • Andrew Marr discusses the relationship between mind and body with science journalist Jo Marchant, games designer Jane McGonigal, philosopher AC Grayling and actor Simon McBurney
    Start the Week, BBC Radio 4, 8 February 2016 Listen here
  • How meditation, placebos and virtual reality help power mind over body
    Fresh Air, NPR, 26 January 2016 Listen here
  • Jo Marchant talks to Neil Denny about The Shadow King
    Little Atoms, 3 September 2013 Listen here
  • Jo Marchant talks to Nick Higham about The Shadow King
    BBC Meet the Author, 11 July 2013 Watch here
  • Jo Marchant talks to Alok Jha about the history, science, politics – and curse – of King Tut’s mummy
    The Guardian, Science Weekly podcast, 10 June 2013 Listen here
  • Science writers Geoff Brumfiel, Linda Geddes and Jo Marchant discuss the tricks of their trade
    The Guardian and Wellcome Trust, 1 April 2013 Watch here
  • Jo Marchant tells the story of the Antikythera mechanism, a mechanical ‘computer’ designed to calculate astronomical positions, which was found in 1901 at the site of an ancient Greek shipwreck of around 70 BC.
    Start the Week, BBC Radio 4, 10 November 2008 Listen here
  • Jo Marchant joins the pod to talk about what some say is the world’s first computer. The mysterious Antikythera mechanism, found in the Mediterranean more than a century ago.
    The Guardian, Science Weekly podcast, 27 October 2008 Listen here