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Outreach competition- the winners

Posted by , on 10 April 2014

Science outreach often involves using metaphors, where a real life object or situation is used to explain a complex scientific concept. Last December we launched an outreach competition, and we asked ...

Cellular Architectures at the Nuit Blanche 2013 in Paris

Posted by , on 9 April 2014

The “Nuit Blanche” in Paris. A city wide exposition of contemporary arts from dusk till dawn. Performances, light shows, dance, installations. Along the Canal Saint-Martin the visitors stroll from one ...

Soapbox Science on London’s South Bank - Using Flies to Fight Cancer

Posted by , on 14 March 2014

Soapbox Science follows the format of using historical areas for public debate, such as London Hyde Park’s Speakers Corner, providing a way of bringing scientists and their work to the ...

Best of both - balancing research and outreach

Posted by , on 7 March 2014

I have been trying to pin-point when exactly I became interested in science outreach. The earliest I can think back is when we had to dissect Helix aspersa, the garden ...

Outreach activity - The Animal Pairs Game

Posted by , on 6 March 2014

Everyone loves a game. So here’s a game that flexes that brain muscle, which can be adapted for all audiences, topics and required level of cuteness. Presenting: the Animal Pairs ...

Of worms and (wo)men: reflections on the ‘Life Fantastic’ CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2013

Posted by , on 27 February 2014

On receiving an e-mail from the Royal Institution back in March 2013 inviting me to submit a proposal for the delivery of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES, my first reaction was to ...

On the Air: Bringing developmental biology to the radio

Posted by , on 5 February 2014

I had just put the finishing touches to my thesis, a weighty tome of developmental neurobiology. My mind was still focused on this highly specific piece of work. I was ...

Outreach activity - Extracting DNA from kiwi fruit

Posted by , on 20 December 2013

DNA extraction from fruit is an easy experiment that makes a great demonstration for kids’ science fairs. I ran a DNA extraction stall at Oxford’s Wow!How? family science fair a ...

Outreach competition- find your own science metaphor!

Posted by , on 5 December 2013

Development recently published an article by Ben-Zion Shilo on his recent science outreach project. In this project, Benny aimed to explain concepts of developmental biology to the public by identifying ...

Worm Watch Lab: Real data, real outreach

Posted by , on 27 November 2013

Research, write grants, publish papers, teach, manage staff, collaborate. And now engage the public?! Most scientists have their hands full, and while public engagement sounds nice in the abstract, actually ...

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