Monday 24 October


Tickets £10.00 available from Eventbrite

The ocean is not just the place where the fish live. It’s not just a giant puddle that happens to cover much of Earth’s surface. It’s a beautiful and dynamic engine that drives our world. If you know where to look, you can see the signature of that engine at work: it’s why South America had wars that were fought over bird poo, why jellyfish appear at night, and why plastic collects in the middle of the Pacific ocean rather than the edges.

This talk will dive into the real beauty of this blue engine: under the surface. Humans have been scooting about on the surface for centuries. It’s time to look properly at what’s been carrying us for all of that time.

This event will take place in the Cathedral library and include a visit to the Cathedral where artist Luke Jerram's spectacular and beautiful installation Gaia will be on display from 11 - 30 October. (Ticket cost to see Gaia at night normally £5.00).

Helen Czerski is a physicist, first and foremost, but she's acquired a few other labels along the way: oceanographer, broadcaster, author and bubble enthusiast. Her academic home is the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University College London, where she studies the physics of ocean bubbles, particularly the ones underneath breaking waves

Photograph of Helen courtesy of Alex Brenner.