2023 Festival Event

Helen Czerski
photo by Emma Gibson

Helen Czerski in conversation with Tracy Edwards

Renowned physicist and oceanographer Helen Czerski, gives a fascinating insight into the powerful force of the ocean and describes how it has impacted almost every aspect of the natural world and society – shaping animal life, weather, human history and culture.  Helen sees the ocean as a vast single engine powered by sunlight.  She talks with Tracy Edwards, the award-winning British sailor, who has a very different view of the ocean, its unpredictability and magnitude.

Helen is an Associate Professor at University College London, a regular presenter of BBC TV science documentaries and a popular science podcaster.  She is also the author of Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life.

Helen Czerski - Blue Machine

Tracy Edwards famously skippered the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race in 1989 and became the first woman to receive the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy.

Tracy Edwards

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