Richard’s work has attracted international media attention, including feature articles in The Times, The Guardian and The New Yorker. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programmes, and presented keynote addresses to organisations around the globe (including Google, Amazon, The Swiss Economic Forum, The Royal Society and The Royal Institution). In addition, Richard has been invited to interview many celebrities about their work, including Richard Dawkins, Ricky Gervais, Derren Brown, Armando Iannucci, Ken Dodd, Alan Davies and Ian Rankin.
Richard is known for his upbeat, informative and interactive style, and regularly presents the following talks.
THE LUCK FACTOR: Richard describes his well-known research into the psychology of luck, shows how people create their good fortune by the way they think and behave, and reveals practical techniques that allow individuals and organisations to become luckier.
SHOOT FOR THE MOON: The ultimate voyage through inner space and a unique insight into the new science of success. Based on Richard’s interviews with the Apollo team that took humanity to the Moon, this pioneering work reveals the unique mindset that allows everyone to achieve the impossible.
MIND MAGIC: Magicians appear to make solid objects vanish into thin air, defy the laws of gravity and predict the future. In this fun talk, Richard invites you to step backstage and discover the secret science of sorcery and illusion.
NIGHT SCHOOL: Tackling the current epidemic of sleeplessness, Richard builds on his work into sleep and dreaming to show how you can get the perfect night’s sleep, decode your dreams, and improve your life without moving a muscle.
LYING AND DECEPTION: Richard explores the psychology of deceit, including whether it’s possible to employ technology to help catch a liar, why most people very poor lie detectors and what can be done to improve their skills.
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Photo with Richard Dawkins & Ricky Gervais: Dave Hughes
Speaking photo: Guy Hinks