Squishy Cow Marches for Science

Squishy Cow  heard a lot about the Science March and wanted to see what it was all about, so we went to the London march on Saturday.   “What was your favourite part of the march, Squishy?” “The part where you carried me because my legs were too short.” “That…

The Japanese House - Barbican exhibit

Japanese House – Barbican exhibit

The Barbican Centre currently has an exhibit called Japanese House, all about Japanese architecture and home design after 1945. Having been to Japan, I’d seen some of the country’s houses in real life, but I didn’t know much about the architectural history, so this was an interesting exhibit. Japanese Architecture…

Conference name badges

I tidied my desk area this weekend, and thought it was time to go through my collection of conference name badges. I may have a problem: There were badges for conferences about stem cells, worm genetics, biochemistry, ecology, science journalism, microbiology, signalling networks, art/science, and local graduate student meetings at…

Science at ArchWay With Words

I noticed it last year as well, but this year North London literary festival ArchWay With Words has even more science-themed events! Sadly most of them overlap with evenings I’m volunteering at the You Me Bum Bum Train theatre production elsewhere in London, but I’ll try to catch at least…

Wellcome Collection event about music

If you’re in London this coming weekend, you should drop by the “Why Music?” events at the Wellcome Collection, organised in collaboration with BBC3. The weekend is packed full with three days of talks, workshops and performances all about how music shapes us. Some events are ticketed, but there are…

Festival of the Spoken Nerd – Full Frontal Nerdity

Last week I finally cleared out my inbox and among lots and lots and lots of mailing lists, ads, and other irrelevant things I found the review copy of Festival of the Spoken Nerd‘s Full Frontal Nerdity, which has been on sale for WEEKS now. Whoops. I watched it almost…

DNA sculptures in London – walking tour

This summer London is host to another series of artist-decorated sculptures. After elephants, buses, and book benches, this time the theme is DNA! Join me and other local science communication folks on a walking tour on July 26. The sculptures, in support of Cancer Research UK,  will be on display…

Science and Storytelling at YouTube

London is one of six cities around the world where YouTube has a physical location open to their creators. YouTube Space London has been organising some events focused on science and storytelling this year, and last night I attended the second of these events. I went to the first event…

Futurepub

FuturePub is a relatively new event, hosted by Overleaf, that combines a meetup with short talks from people working on the cutting edge of scientific publishing. It has already become such a staple of the London science tech/publishing scene that it was hard to believe that Tuesday’s sold-out event at…

Nuit Blanche photos

Nuit Blanche was four weeks ago, but I’m reliving the days of having photos developed and printed by waiting so long to show the pictures. I managed to check out most of the (sometimes inadvertently) science-themed exhibits, and liked some more than others. Do Not Disturb was an anthropology project….