Interested in having your mind blown, and learning more about the universe at the same time?


In this talk, Dr Francisco Diego, who has appeared on Stephen Hawking’s GENIUS series, as well as Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe program, will take you on a dazzling journey through space and time, using a scientific approach to tackle the big questions in life, such as:

  • How old is the universe?
  • How did it appear and why?
  • What is our place within it?
Whether an avid science reader or total novice, the Professor will test the limits of your knowledge and make highly complex ideas accessible to all.

You’ll leave with a scientific understanding of how the universe formed, and a better understanding of your place within it.

Podcast interview with Francisco:

Tickets for the talk:

  • Doors will open 7pm, with the talk beginning at 8pm – giving you a chance to grab a drink and connect with like-minded people before the talk.
  • Venue: Boondocks London, 205 City Road, London EC1V 1JT


Dr Francisco Diego is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCL, Vice President of the UK Association for Astronomy Education and a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Dr Diego has appeared on TV series like Stephen Hawking’s Universe, BBC’s The Planets and more recently, the world-wide version of BBC’s Wonders of the Universe, The Seven Ages of Starlight, The Secret Life of the Sun and Genius by Stephen Hawking (PBS).

Founder and director of Your Universe, the UCL festival of Astronomy. His most recent educational project is called Think Universe!, a novel and ambitious idea to bring fundamental science to the primary and secondary classroom with initial support from the Royal Society and the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

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