This week we look at the science of down under!
I, Science News Editor Madeleine Openshaw talks with Robert Winston about his upbringing, career and the reason he went into science communication.
Interested in science communication? Want to meet some like-minded folk, share your work, gossip and try out ideas? Following the lead of our friends in Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham and across the UK we thought it might be fun to have an open pub evening for anyone from the scicomm world to meet up. Our venue […]
In September 2015 we started the London SciComm Socials as a chance for science communicators* from across London to get together. On 28th April we want to provide a more formal chance for people across the sector to share their work and their ideas, to look for themes that link us all up and projects […]
Over the last 52 years BBC’s Horizon programme has been documenting the cutting-edge of science, technology and how it effects our lives. From Frank Oppenheimer to Carl Sagan and DNA to dinosaurs it has brought us stories from the frontline and continues to innovate. We’ll get unique access to clips from the Horizon vaults to watch how science and […]
Listen: in this interview with science presenter Greg Foot, we talk about Youtube and vlogging in 2016.
New to all this? Well, if you are interested in science communication, and want to meet some like-minded folk, share your work, gossip and try out ideas, you should definitely join the London SciComm Social. Following the lead of SciCommers in Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham and across the UK they thought it might be fun to have […]
Can you pronounce acrocephalosyndactyly? Do you know what logorrhoea is? Watch the natural and the social scientists battle it out with these tongue twisters.
There has never been a more confusing time to consume health information, as scientists and doctors struggle to agree and big questions are continuously debated. Dr Chris van Tulleken attempts to find a way through the confusion.
Join Chris Lintott for an exploration of the past, present and future of citizen science and discover the power of people behind it. Scientists are drowning in data, but an increasing number are asking for help. Through ‘citizen science’ projects, volunteers have discovered galaxies, found planets, hunted for aliens and explored the Earth’s wild places. […]
Is it possible to use knowledge of bubbles to examine something as large as the global ocean? Dr Helen Czerski says that we can, and believes that there are parallels between this and how we share science with the public. Join her for a fascinating exploration of bubble physics and science communication.
Check out over ten years of I, Science magazine in under a minute, as we look forward to our next issue no. 32!
What makes a good science communicator? In this Q&A, Gareth Mitchell talks about science communication and his work with radio, Imperial College, and the BBC.
From classifying the cosmos to tracking British bees, citizen science has captivated the imagination of the British public; online platforms such as Zooniverse have over 1 million participants. But, you might be surprised to hear that this isn’t a new thing. Long before the internet put data at our fingertips, researchers capitalised on the power of many.
Anne Petzold explores the psychology behind making Power Point presentaions less painful and more memorable
Hosted by Dr Geoff Watts, science writer, broadcaster & Council member. A political scientist and philosopher, Dr Gutmann has authored numerous articles, essays and books and continues to teach and write on ethics and public policy, democracy and education.
To celebrate I, Science’s 10th anniversary, current editors Iona Twaddell and Kruti Shrotri met up with Darius Nikbin, the founder of the magazine…
Sound and Vision from Thursday’s Lit Up Fringe event
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 […]
Connie Orbach and Nic Rae endure temptation at the Press Launch of Cravings, the new Science Museum show
Many people now believe that the dinosaurs were wiped out by the impact of a large asteroid about 66 million years ago. Professor Steve Miller will talk about the threat to Earth from asteroids and comets and the role of the media in making this known.
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The Science Museum’s Lates is a free night for adults that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month. Lates have a different theme each month, spanning issues as far apart as sex, alcohol and climate change.
It’s IVF, Jim, but…. Mary Hagedorn is preserving coral biodiversity with giant condoms
London in turmoil in 2050: Kate Whittington and Connie Orbach review 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.
Kat Austen, chemist-turned-artist,tells us why she’s drowning little people in her bath in a new science-based immersive theatre experience
What happens when author Will Self is persuaded to visit the Large Hadron Collider
50 Visions of Mathematics promises accessibility, relevance and beauty; Darius Nikbin checks it out.
Reflections on Professor Graeme Reid’s speech: ‘Why should the taxpayer fund Science & Research?’ …