Emilie Du Châtelet: The 18th century woman who turned her back to the court to translate Newton’s Principia

One of the topics discussed at the 4th European Conference for Science Journalists in beautiful Copenhagen was the linguistic future of science journalism, which presently seems to oscillate between a predominant role for the English language and several successful examples of bilingual publications. As noted during the conference, a similar debate holds for science: many … More Emilie Du Châtelet: The 18th century woman who turned her back to the court to translate Newton’s Principia

Open Access: one expression for many implications

I was extremely pleased to contribute an article on Open Acess to the latest issue of Phenotype Journal, the magazine of the Oxford University Biochemical Society. The full issue is available online and looks gorgeous! Thanks to the absence of length and formatting constraints on this blog, I added a few more references to the … More Open Access: one expression for many implications

Stereotypes

In October I visited a secondary school as a STEM Ambassador (http://www.stemnet.org.uk/ambassadors/). The event I participated in has allegedly been inspired by a television programme – small groups of pupils have five minutes to visit your “stall”, examine your display of “clues” which you brought as “everyday tools of the job” and ask questions with … More Stereotypes