Optics made fun

This is in no way an original topic: countless blogs and web pages celebrate the importance of scientific outreach initiatives. Last week the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford hosted a new “Stargazing Oxford” event, an afternoon of activities related to astronomy and beyond. When I arrived I saw an inflatable planetarium, a … More Optics made fun

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