What’s the trade off? Research and Development #ScienceSummit14

On the 3rd of December I took part in the #ScienceSummit14 and actively discussed what roles research, industry and funding currently play in the spheres of UK higher education and beyond. It’s the ‘beyond’ which posed the most questions to answer and possible routes that higher education institutions, industry and the public sector i.e. councils, NHS […]

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The Wellcome Collection, Gender Equality and the New Frontier Science of Sexology.

Masters of Sex or Promoters of Controversy? Science is historic for breaking taboos and discussing them openly. From the origins of genetic variation (skin colour, hair colour, eye colour) to gender preference. The new Institute of Sexology exhibition at Welcome Collection tentatively and honestly talks about the challenges people face as human beings regarding their […]

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MuseomixUK @DerbySilkMill Museum

MuseomixUK (museomixuk.tumblr.com) took place at Derby Silk Mill Museum (www.derbysilkmill.org.uk) between the 7-11 November this year. But what is it? MuseomixUK is a unique ‘hackathon’ that throws 70 people, about 10 facilitators (people with awesome experience) some social media, logistics, Derby University evaluators, resident artist Sally Jane Thompson (www.sallyjanethompson.co.uk/), Derby Museum folk and project co-ordinatior (Mar Dixon @MarDixon.com) […]

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The Story of Light: Where Arts, Culture, Philosophy and Science Intersect

The Story of Light Festival is taking place in Goa, India on the 14-18 January 2015. What is it? The festival is completely exploratory. Are you an illustrator, sculptor, graphic artist? Or are you someone who is constantly forming ideas? Do you run on a constant plane of inspiration? Could you collaborate? Are you a scientist, educator? […]

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The Great Battle of Socialism and Capitalism: How the 1980s Changed the Way We Think

“Yuppie” Culture The election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979 much to the surprise of the Conservative party sparked a revolution. Thatcher advocated the privatisation of industries which had never been open to the ‘free’ financial market before. Such as coal, gas, iron, electricity and telecommunications. In order to get ahead of the market and maintain […]

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