The Size of a Walnut: Your Heart In Their Hands

What does it feel like to hold a baby’s heart in your hands? To ‘feel’ their life. No one really talks about this, but as well as the obvious responsibility associated with cardiac surgery on children, there is also (for almost all surgeons) a great deal of emotion. In an attempt to explain that to […]

Timeless: Should you freeze your eggs?

Egg freezing for lifestyle as opposed to medical reasons is growing at pace in the UK. Does it provide women with more control over their reproductive futures? Or is it an oversold scam? And if you are considering freezing your eggs, where would you even start? In this event we cut through some of the […]

Timeless: Making it Work in the Workplace

Despite some social changes, combining work and motherhood is still a challenge for contemporary women. Apple and Facebook have responded by offering egg freezing in women’s benefits packages, but what other options are there for innovation in the workplace? What’s failing about current systems, and who’s doing anything to improve the status quo for women? […]

Timeless: social egg freezing

To freeze or not to freeze? That’s the question for many women who might be considering ‘social egg freezing’ as a way to pursue motherhood later in life. But if you haven’t got a clue what it’s all about, an educational pop-up will be arriving at Old Street station later this month. Designed to look like a beauty shop, […]

Children’s Christmas Lecture

The Universe and the idea that we’re not alone has captivated our imaginations for centuries. And while we’ve yet to discover life beyond Earth, this doesn’t stop us trying! With several space missions to look for alien life planned for the near future, Astrobiologist Dr Zita Martins will take us on an exciting journey to help us […]

Nodding Disease

Jo Poole looks into the mystery disease that has killed thousands of children in rural Africa. The Daily Mail have pegged it “the zombie disease” haunting North Uganda and tribe witch doctors blame it on vengeful spirits left over from the activities of the Lord’s Resistance Army. But more commonly it has been called ‘nodding […]

Video: What Is Science Communication?

“This video is the result of a workshop run for the Imperial College Science Communication Group. It represents 12 hours of intensive work from 16 Imperial College students and 4 technical assistants, including the fabulous TortoiseButler who edited the piece together.” Thanks to Morag Hickman! Watch on Vimeo here. More > Check out GM from […]

You don’t want to eat that – it’ll make you stupid

An article was published online Feb. 7 in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health that highlights a correlation between the diets of children in their first three years and their IQ at the age of 8. It’s news that most of us are interested in since the welfare of children is on everyone’s mind – it is also […]