Events/Media/Podcasts


Here you can find details of past and upcoming events, including podcasts


Invited Keynote lecture

Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

October 2022

Conference details are available here.

My talk will explore how hypotheses sometimes turn into facts, drawing on my forthcoming book Identifying Future-Proof Science.


Talk in Florence on 30th November 2021:

‘Is the Universe Dark?’

Listen to me argue that the universe is actually dark, and that, perhaps, this is something close to a scientific fact.

Link here.

Or go straight to here for the audio file.


‘Identifying Future-Proof Science’

Oxford Weekend School

With Philip Goff, author of Galileo’s Error

1st lecture: ‘What is future-proof science?’ (Peter Vickers) – Includes Q&A
2nd lecture: ‘Can our current scientific approach explain consciousness?’ (Philip Goff) – Includes Q&A
3rd lecture: ‘The challenge from the history of science’ (Peter Vickers) – Includes Q&A
4th lecture: ‘Foundations for a new science of consciousness’ (Philip Goff) – Includes Q&A
Final Q&A session (Peter Vickers and Philip Goff)


See HERE to hear about my book Identifying Future-Proof Science at the Durham Book Festival 2021

Presentation on 28th September 2021
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TALK AND Q&A


Are enough high risk, high reward space science projects/missions being funded?

Part of the CHESS centre’s ‘Philosophical Issues in Space Science Seminar Series‘, Durham, UK

23rd February 2021

See the talk here.


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Science, Truth, and Astrobiology

Podcast conducted by the UK Centre for Astrobiology, January 2020




January 2020: Articles on extra-terrestrial life in the Metro, Space.com, Phys.org, Live Science, and The Print (India).


The Gordon Brown Memorial Lecture at The Lit and Phil, Newcastle

‘Which Scientific Ideas Will Last Forever?’

Thursday 19th September 2019, 6pm


Public lecture in Newcastle, as part of British Science Week 2019

‘Identifying Future-Proof Science’

Saturday 16th March 2019, 11am

Venue : Green Room, 4th Floor, Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne


Interview with Premise Podcast: 20th August 2019

On the relationship between science and philosophy.


Oxford Weekend School : 24-25 November 2018

Contemporary Scientific Realism and the Challenge from the History of Science

See here for futher details about the Weekend School.

First talk: ‘What is scientific realism anyway?’
Second talk: ‘Tackling two historical challenges’
Panel discussion Q&A, with Prof. Timothy D. Lyons

Oxford Weekend School: 9-10 January 2016

The Inconsistency of Science

See here for further details about the Weekend School.

Lecture 1: ‘Can Inconsistent Science be Trusted?’
Lecture 2: ‘Is Science Logical?’
Panel discussion Q&A with Dr Christian Strasser and Dr Dunja Seselja