Memory listing

I'm a Biomedical Engineer

We ran 8 zones, distributed across four events, including five engineers and an average of 391 students in each. • 2 zones in I’m an Engineer June 2014: Food Zone, and Health Zone • 2 zones in I’m an Engineer … Continue reading

Average Human

The Average Human was a multi-sensory installation taking science directly to a busy city centre cinema and exhibition complex. Visitors went on a journey of discovery into the daily nutrition, sleep and exercise habits of the average Britain. At its … Continue reading

The Nazare Wave: a trigger for learning

The principal [tangible] result project The Nazare Wave: a trigger for learning is a 5-minute movie entitled The Nazare Wave available at the YouTube platform: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIM3bSRaaeI

“Copenhagen” comes to Abingdon

Development I saw Copenhagen performed as a dramatic reading (i.e. the actors reading from their scripts on stage) at the ESOF conference in July 2012. It made me realise that by doing it in this way, the play was within … Continue reading

Big Data Debate Kit

2,000 kits were printed in September 2014: 746 were posted out to UK teachers who requested them, 362 were posted to schools in the Republic of Ireland (ROI), and 105 were distributed in Northern Ireland (NI) through W5-online STEMNET Contract … Continue reading

I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here! – Ingenious Grant

This Ingenious Grant allowed us to exceed our objectives and connect 43 engineers and 2,232 students from 50 schools. 84% of the students who logged in actively engaged with the engineers. There were 1,418 questions and over 40 hours of … Continue reading

Electricity Distribution Debate Kit

We sent hard copies of the kit to 810 teachers who requested it and to 250 teachers who took part in I’m a Scientist in 2014. We distributed another 687 kits through STEM Contract Holders and in teacher conferences. The … Continue reading

CSI CSWhy CSHow

We engaged 200 adults in our CSI CSWhy CSHow course. The adults took part in a 6-week learning programme where they had to solve a murder. They were introduced to crime scene investigation in week 1 and had the chance … Continue reading

Homeland Argyll & Bute

We provided training courses and workshops for local people on how to record and interpret what they found. Training was provided on photogrammetry, surveying and recording for adults and the use of digital photography and film for children and young … Continue reading

STELLA, a story of women, their men and astronomy

We brought together an artistic team who worked collaboratively in preproduction and throughout rehearsals to create STELLA. We then opened in the Brighton Fringe Festival and toured to fifteen venues and played twenty seven performances. On tour STELLA played small … Continue reading

A Dome Museum at Alston Observatory

The dome has been fully decorated to and cleaned to make it suitable for public access. Chalk boards, white boards, and cupboards, were removed from the walls to make room for exhibition boards. Five exhibition boards are planned covering Solar … Continue reading

Step into the light fantastic!

- developed with volunteers, a new hands on space exploring light and optics. Areas include Refrection and Refraction, Interference, polarisation, diffraction and colours. All based in a series of stations to encourage participation and brought to life by volunteers

Sidmouth Science Festival 2013

The festival included talks by internationally recognised scientists, hands-on activities from universities, colleges and schools, discussions (café scientifique), science trails, science demonstrations at local schools and the Norman Lockyer Observatory. Every primary school pupil in the Sidmouth area produced a … Continue reading

Magnetism: The Attraction is Clear

I set up a display with a variety of interactive demonstrations. 1. I began with a magnetic fishing task where all of the items were metallic but only some were magnetic and invited people to fish things out. 2. I … Continue reading

Institute of Food Research stand on Network Science at Big Bang Fair 2013

Collaborated with MEandER Travelling Arts Emporium to develop a highly interactive and visually different stand for the Big Bang Fair 2013, accessible to a wide range of audiences.

Macroeconomics–How our social system works

I worked out the theory and used it to construct the model. The model may be expressed in a number of ways, two are shown in the associated paper, a diagram and a mechanical interpretation. Associated but not shown are … Continue reading

Hands-on DNA: Exploring Evolution

Over the 14 months of the main project the team selected, trained, equipped and supported 15 geographically spread UK centres to deliver excellent molecular biology workshops. The project also provided the necessary resources and project structure to assist centres to … Continue reading

Decipher my Data: Flu

The project was funded through a Wellcome Trust People award and was brought together by the team behind I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here! with teacher Declan Fleming and UCL Academic Clinical Fellow Dr Rob Aldridge. The project … Continue reading

Drugs in Sport Debate Kit

We distributed hard copies of the kit to 1,777 teachers around the UK, including to those who requested them on our lists, 250 from specialist sports colleges and 250 heads of science at Irish schools, exceeding our objective. We gave … Continue reading

I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here!

We ran 6 zones with 30 engineers, 72 classes and 1,599 students taking part. 3,681 questions were asked, and there were 81 live chats where scientists and students wrote over 28,131 lines of live text. £3,000 was distributed to the … Continue reading

I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here!

We ran 54 zones with 270 scientists, 769 classes and 15,888 students taking part. 21,000 questions were asked, and there were 333 live chats where scientists and students wrote over 100,000 lines of live text. £27,500 was distributed to the … Continue reading

“Jugular: Joining The Head and the Heart”

The Gung Ho Down presented « Jugular :Joining The Head and The Heart », a whistle-stop tour of giant ideas through a cabaret of stories, songs, playlets, games & live lectures to offer a multi-faceted journey of the human experience. … Continue reading

South Wales Physics Road Shows

Techniquest visited three shopping centres in South Wales located in socially and economically deprived areas. By presenting physics in a public venue, Techniquest allowed people the flexibility to participate on their own terms. Visitors were able to experiment with mini-exhibits … Continue reading

The x-change at the British Science Festival 2012

I managed and produced the project. Inthe months leading up the Festival I pre-booked speakers for both the live show and the supplementary x-tra’s. during the Festival I managed four volunteers as they helped produce the live shows. I also … Continue reading

Science in Norwich Day

One day science festival with stands, demonstrations, science shows and talks and sciart actvities

CREST Award Scheme Expansion Programme in England

• Support the CREST Coordinator network in England to meet the project objectives at a local level • Target 250+ schools in disadvantaged areas in England • Produce resources aimed at teachers – 7 school-based case studies, teachers booklet, STEM … Continue reading

I'm a Scientist! Get me out of here! STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)

The November event ran with two zones (Subatomic and Zinc), sponsored by the STFC. In each zone there were 5 scientists, who spoke to students via 36 live chat sessions and answered 1,546 questions. A total of 582 school students … Continue reading

The science of the perfect baked potato (Spud Physics)

Participants baked different varieties of potato using a microwave oven and a conventional oven. At intervals during baking they measured: temperature of the potato core and surface using a thermometer, water loss by weighing, and texture. Cooked potato flavour was … Continue reading

The x-change 2011

The x-change is a popular annual feature of the British Science Festival. The Science in Society team, together with a team of 5 volunteers, sources speakers and demonstrations for a nightly highlights show which aims to bring the best of … Continue reading

Walking with Robots

The programme brought together leading researchers in intelligent robotics with experts in engaging audiences with science and engineering. In three years the network grew to include researchers, at all levels, from some fifteen UK universities together with engineers from a … Continue reading

Hands on Science

Students were divided (according to schools) into three separate groups. Each group visited a different activity within the Faculty, rotating after approximately 1 hour. A lunch break was included between sessions 2 and 3. Student ambassadors were recruited to direct … Continue reading

Robotic Visions

Robotic Visions involved five separate ‘visions conferences’, held at various geographical locations throughout the UK in association with key robotics research laboratories and experienced host venues (science centres and universities). Places at the conferences were awarded by the local venues … Continue reading

Robot Thought

Four robotics laboratories were involved in the rollout: the Intelligent Robotics Group at Aberystwyth University; the Robotics Outreach Group at the Open University; the Cricket Lab a the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh; the Bristol Robotics Laboratory … Continue reading

Meet the gene machine

Led by the Science Communication Unit (SCU) based at The University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, the project ran in partnership with 8 UK science centres throughout the UK: At-Bristol, Bristol. Centre for Life, Newcastle. Glasgow Science Centre, … Continue reading

National DNA Database on Trial

We ran a mock trial in Cardiff Crown Court, with young people aged 15 – 18 years taking roles as the prosecution, defence and the jury, with the charge: that the government would be guilty of causing an unreasonable threat … Continue reading

Apprenticeships at Thinktank

First we created a job role that would fit the needs of the business and also fit within the apprenticeship framework. We decided to offer a dual role which was spread between 2 different teams – the first one more … Continue reading

The Great Plant Hunt and Survival Rivals

Great Plant Hunt kits were sent to all UK state Primary schools (23,000). Three different Survival Rivals kits were produced for different age ranges. Collectively these were ordered by c 70% of all UK state Secondary schools.

Science of Robotics: Mission to Mars

The project introduced the physical principles behind the science of robotics and its usefulness in space exploration. The various sessions during the event were set in a space context such as the Mars pathfinder and Mars exploration missions.

Oxfordshire Wildlife Exposed

We launched a wildlife photography competition in August 2008, which closed at end September 2008. People could submit up to 3 photos of wildlife taken in Oxfordshire. The photos were judged in October. Shortlisted and winning entries were displayed at … Continue reading

Einstein at Glastonbury

Members of the Science Communication Unit at UWE took the 2005 Glastonbury Festival by storm with their innovative project Einstein at Glastonbury. The dynamic team of young science communicators delivered enthusiastic and oftentimes impromptu demonstrations, educating and entertaining the crowd … Continue reading

Digital Discovery

We worked with local film and radio professionals to run workshops introducing the kids to stop-motion animation or audio broadcast. They worked in small groups for 15-20 hours to produce their finished pieces. As part of this they interviewed practising … Continue reading

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