Richard has presented keynote addresses to various organisations, including Microsoft, Caltech, Google, The Royal Society, The Royal Television Society, and The Royal Institution. Festival appearances include the Edinburgh International Science Festival, the Edinburgh Book Festival, the Cheltenham Literary Festival, and the Dubai Festival of Literature.
Richard has appeared alongside Tim Minchin, Dara O Briain, and Stuart Lee on Robin Ince’s ‘Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People‘. He also worked with best-selling author Simon Singh (Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book) to co-direct and co-present ‘Theatre of Science’. This show attracted sell out audiences at London’s Soho Theatre, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and transferred to an off-Broadway venue as part of New York’s art+science festival.
Most recently, Richard has spoken at the Google Design Lectures (London), and presented the opening address at the ESOMAR Congress 2012 (article here).