There are two keynotes I deliver to inspire people to communicate better, and to make a living online doing what they love most.
I carry out several workshops training people to improve their YouTubing and Science Communication skills.
“A Guide To Science Communication”
A hands-on workshop to get people talking about their favourite science in ways that make it the favourite science of others. From how to turn dry material into something exciting, to presenting and even handling a camera, Inés will make anyone want to walk out and set up a science YouTube channel.
Format: Workshop. Very hands on – works best with groups <20.
Adaptable from 1 – 3 hours.
Ideal target age: 16+
“A Guide to YouTube”
Most people learn science from Inés through her camera lens, on YouTube, and there is certainly science behind setting up your equipment and getting good footage, whether it be of you or a bug crawling around. In this workshop, Inés takes you through all of the basics to make an engaging movie using either just your phone or your fanciest DSLR gear.
Format: Workshop. Very hands on – works best with small focus groups
Adaptable from 1 – 3 hours (or on a 30 min rota with 1-2 participants)
Ideal target age: 16+
My SCIENCE TALKS are suitable for teenagers and families, and are adaptable to 15 to 60 minute slots.
“Vision Impossible: The Quest to who sees Best”
Join Inés on an eye-opening visual journey through the animal kingdom in search of the organism with the best eyesight.
Contains vitreous humour, audience interaction, eye-catching simulations, and interesting and accessible information about how different animals view the world.
Format: Talk with slides. Slides are entirely visual and contain simulations of how different animals view the world.
Biology: Evolutionary trade-offs, adaptations for vision and critical thinking.
Ideal target age: 15+
“The First Rule of Flight Club: Wing it!”
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s an insect! Insects are the most diverse, and also the most misunderstood of all flying organisms – and as such Inés sets the record straight by explaining how bumblebees can actually take flight and mosquitoes can beat their wings over 1000 times per second. Learn all about the science of insect flight, and how insects have fashioned their wings in every way possible for the occasion.
Contains slow mo footage of insects and large doses of fun!
Format: Talk with slides. Slides are entirely visual, with close ups of insect wings and exclusive slow motion footage of flying animals.
Biology, engineering and biomechanics: evolutionary biology, biomechanics of flight and adaptations.
Ideal target age: 15+
COMPÉRING, INTERVALS & SCIENCE STAND UP
A comedic set of adaptable length, from PhD woes derived from researching animal flight, to language fails to how I proved Murphy’s law whilst in school. A collection of funny anecdotes and scientific witticisms perfect to lighten the mood during stand up slots or during intervals.
Ideal run-time: 5 – 15 minutes
Ideal target age: 13+ (though laughed at and tested by 8 year olds!)
“I have heard Inés speak at the Science: Polish Perspectives stand-up comedy night, and the Summer of Love 2016 - she is witty, entertaining and great fun to listen to. Her abilities make her both a fantastic entertainer and a well-rounded event host. Inés is professional, thoroughly prepared, and a pleasure to work with”
Joanna Bagniewska, Zoologist and Science Communicator
“Inés is an exceptionally talented speaker. Her attention to detail is obvious to anyone who watches her well researched and professionally produced YouTube SciComm videos. In public talks, she leads her audience on a journey of discovery - supplementing her logical progression with her quick wit and friendly delivery. I always learn something new whenever I see her perform”
Terence Eden, Digital Troublemaker and Unicode Wizard
“Inés was a guest speaker at a special Pint of Science Event in Oxford, which aimed to raise money for those in need through a donation to Oxford Homeless Pathways. Inés delivered a talk with great clarity and poise, conveying complex mathematical modelling of insects in flight with simple language and excellent use of video. Her presentation style, tone and pitch captured the audience. A thoroughly enjoyable presentation, which demonstrated excellence in her knowledge and commitment to research.”
Naveed Akbar, Oxford Pint of Science Coordinator