The Explorers Conference 2022

Wednesday 23rd November, 2022 - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

The Natural History Museum’s Explorers Programme welcomes undergraduate and postgraduate students and early career researchers from Black, Asian, Arab, and other racially minoritised backgrounds in the UK who are interested in Earth, environmental, and ecological sciences to find out more about research and career pathways in this field.

At this conference, you will hear directly from scientists from marginalised ethnic groups about their careers and experiences, discover the varied opportunities in the environmental sciences, and take part workshops to provide the tools and advice that will assist you on your own career and educational journeys. There will also be a networking session at the event to meet the speakers and discuss opportunities and advice.

This event is free to attend and will be held in person.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Chantelle Lindsay – London Wildlife Trust
  • Craig Poku – Datasparq
  • Florence Okoye – Natural History Museum
  • Patrick Campbell – Natural History Museum
  • Blanca Huertas – Natural History Museum
  • Karim Vaheed – Buglife
  • More speakers to be announced!


  • Applying for Masters and Ph.D. programmes by Anjali Goswami
  • Science communication skills by Khalil Thirlaway
  • Careers in curation by Miranda Lowe
  • Networking skills by Sarah Cosgriff
  • Scholarship applications & overcoming barriers to mobility by Ashwini Mohan and Gizeh Rangel

Find out more by visiting the Natural History Museum Website

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