New website launch

New website launch

Hi, What do you do? A relatively simple question to answer if you’re a doctor or lawyer or accountant. You hear it all the time at social gatherings, and it’s a normal opener at conferences and networking events. But it’s really not so simple to...
News: Kew Temperate House re-opens

News: Kew Temperate House re-opens

Kew Gardens is to reopen its Temperate House – the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse – after a five-year restoration. BBC News story Sometimes in this business, it takes a long time to see the fruits of our labour! Read more from back in 2012 when...
A personal tribute to Prof Stephen Hawking

A personal tribute to Prof Stephen Hawking

I first read A Brief History of time by prof Stephen Hawking in 1995 during my BSc in applied maths and theoretical physics. I really enjoyed the book at that time (realistically it’s probably pitched at about undergraduate level). I was excited by the...
A Healthy Future for Thackray Medical Museum

A Healthy Future for Thackray Medical Museum

Breaking News: It’s great to be able to share today that Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds has been awarded £1.5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. I became involved in this project earlier this year and for a short time worked with the team quite intensively to...
Science and Technology Interactives at National Museum of Scotland

Science and Technology Interactives at National Museum of Scotland

Today is the public opening of the new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland: Six new Science and Technology galleries and four from the department of Art and Design. This is the most recent phase of the Masterplan for the Victorian building on the Chambers...
The most public display of science engagement 

The most public display of science engagement 

Today the science communicator in me feels all warm and fuzzy inside. This was the second solar eclipse I have had the opportunity to view, and I seem to remember a lot more build up last time. I was on placement at the Science Museum in London  and remember many...