Between December 2014 and January 2015 I was busy working on two contributions for Bang! science magazine, a student-run publication which – sadly – is hardly impossible to find outside of the Oxford ecosystem. ‘Issue 18’ of Bang! focusses on women in science. I wasn’t too convinced about the theme at first – not because I … More And science went “Bang!”
At the end of October 2014 I spent two weeks working at BBC Focus magazine in Bristol – an insightful experience that allowed me to contribute to a number of different projects. For example, I was asked to write an article for the magazine website about a collection of “space sounds” that NASA recently made … More Follow the link to… Focus!
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
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