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Public Speaking



Nick Pope is an experienced public speaker who makes regular appearances at conferences and has lectured and debated extensively. Examples include:


Royal Albert Hall

Gave a talk at the Royal Albert Hall, entitled The British Government's UFO Files. This presentation was part of a series of events put on at the Royal Albert Hall in 2010 as part of a space-themed festival called Close Encounters.

The Oxford Union

Debated at the Oxford Union, arguably the world's most famous debating society. The motion was "This House believes that we are not alone". The motion was carried by 290 votes to 191.

Cambridge Union Society

Gave a lecture to the Society, covering the history of the MoD's UFO project and detailing some of the classic cases investigated by the Department.

The Science Museum

Took part in a debate and undertook other promotional events to mark the launch of a Science Museum exhibition called The Science of Aliens.

Undertook lectures and debates at the Science Museum's new Dana Centre venue, the mission of which is "sexing up science".

Royal Aeronautical Society

Gave a lecture at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, to the FAA branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society. This talk was promoted on the MoD website.

Gave a lecture to the Society's Bristol branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society, following their AGM.

Cheltenham Festival of Science

Debated the UFO phenomenon with Professor Ian Morrison from the Jodrell Bank Observatory.

Newcastle Science Festival


Gave a lecture on the history of the British Government's UFO project.

Strange But True Live


Was an expert panellist in a 90-minute live special on ITV, debating the question "Do you believe aliens have already visited Earth?". The viewing audience was approximately 7 million and just over 100,000 telephone votes were cast, with 92% voting yes.

Science Fiction Conventions


Nick Pope has written 2 sci-fi novels and has spoken at various sci-fi conventions including MancheXter '97 and Novacon.


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