Brian Cox presents Science Matters – Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence

Join Professor Brian Cox, the Royal Society Professor of Public Engagement, as he brings together experts on AI and machine learning to discuss key issues that will shape our future. Panelists will include: Professor Jon Crowcroft, Marconi Professor of Networked Systems at the University of Cambridge Professor Joanna Bryson, Fellow at the Center for Information Technology […]

Cerebral Soiree

Science Communication events have become fairly prolific in the UK. Often in some edgy bar, usually with the same crowd of committed science fans. So it was (admittedly) with a little jadedness that I took myself last week to The Proud Archivist in East London for Cerebral Soiree, the latest offering from the London Brain […]

Andy Franzkowiak and New Atlantis

As New Atlantis, the new immersive theatre experience gets ready to launch, Connie Orbach and Neil Stoker interview creative Producer Andy Franzkowiak about working with scientists, and engaging people at a deeper level with important scientific issues.

The Web Lab

Tucked away downstairs in the Science Museum, Chrome Web Lab, an interactive series of exhibits by Google, is a hands-on exposition of the inner workings of the Internet, consisting of five interactive experiments that focus on different aspects of the World Wide Web. Upon arrival, visitors are presented with a personal Lab Tag, while the […]

Fringe event preview

Imperial Fringe event Cutting Close To The Bone is happening this Thursday, November 29th. It will include a number of stalls set out in the College Main Entrance by Exhibition Road. I, Science’s Natascha Mehrabi found out about event preparations by talking to participant Dr Alexandra Porter about her work on bone grafts at the […]

A Peek at the Pairing Scheme

Since it featured on BBC Radio Four’s Today programme, The Royal Society’s Parliamentary Pairing Scheme has seen increased media attention, not all of which has been positive. Alex Smith, a sociologist at the University of Warwick, questioned the credibility of the scheme in an article on the Making Science Public blog. This was recently republished […]

Eat Your Heart Out

A Bloody Mary: what more could you want one cold November afternoon? They’re deliciously equipped with tomato juice, a splash of Tabasco and vodka; but at St Bartholomew’s Pathology Museum there was a twist on the traditional mix. Bacon was delicately floated in the beverage to create the suitably named cocktail, Charred Remains. And that […]

Surrounded by science

Science is becoming ever more specialised, ever more difficult to understand without being an expert in the field. Science communication offers tools and platforms to make this challenging, yet interesting science accessible to everyone. One of these tools is a 360-degree digital dome. Mario Di Maggio, manager of one of the busiest small planetariums in […]

L’Aquila convictions highlight the importance of communicating risk

At 03:32 on 6 April 2009, an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale devastated the Italian town of L’Aquila. The collapse or damage of nearly 20,000 buildings resulted in the loss of 309 lives, more than 1500 injuries and 65,000 people being displaced from their homes. Loss of life on such a large scale […]