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 […]Read more "What’s the trade off? Research and Development #ScienceSummit14"
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A group of young trans people from Gendered Intelligence worked with an artist to produce The Transvengers: a web comic that will feature in the forthcoming Institute of Sexology exhibition at Wellcome Collection. In this series, Jason Barker, the artist in question, writes about his experience of working with the group,…
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 […]Read more "The Wellcome Collection, Gender Equality and the New Frontier Science of Sexology."
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) […]Read more "MuseomixUK @DerbySilkMill Museum"
2014 has taught me some HUGE lessons. Here I write them down so you don’t have to learn them the hard way! 1. Use your skills. But if the project isn’t for a good cause or a ‘maverick’ that you want to use them for free to make happen then put a price on them! […]Read more "Notes to “Early Career” Anyone…"
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? […]Read more "The Story of Light: Where Arts, Culture, Philosophy and Science Intersect"
“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 […]Read more "The Great Battle of Socialism and Capitalism: How the 1980s Changed the Way We Think"