Written by guest blogger Carmen Denman
Ever wondered what it would feel like to chat about science live online with three dozen young people? Put your hat in the ring and try out for ‘I’m a Scientist, get me out of here!’ funded by the Wellcome Trust.
A classroom of students (and their teachers) simultaneously login online to an ‘I’m a Scientist’ monitored chatroom, and begin firing questions at you. From screen names such as ‘Sparkel’ you might get asked ‘What did you give up to become a scientist?’, or ‘ilikepizza’ might ask ‘How many white blood cells are there in our bodies at any one time?'. Read more
The Keppel Street Bar was recently re-launched as the Pump Handle Bar, in honour of Dr John Snow’s famous research on the water transmission of cholera in Soho. We want the Bar to be a space where staff, students and alumni can relax, socialise and share ideas with each other, so the re-launch offered a great excuse for a programme of low-key, informative events – Talks on Tap!
Shivani Mathur Gaiha, a first year PhD student at the School, has been Highly Commended as a runner-up by the Queen’s Young Leaders Award.
The Award celebrates extraordinary people aged 18-29, selected from across all 53 countries of the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Read more
Written by guest blogger Sophie Poklewski Koziell, Governor at Route 39 Academy, Devon
Dr Alan Dangour, one of the Academy’s Fellows, visited us this week to lead three sessions as part of our students’ Healthy Living Project. Dr Dangour is a Reader in Food and Nutrition for Global Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and also a Senior Research Fellow in agriculture and nutrition at the UK Department for International Development.
But what exactly does that all mean to a teenager? Read more
If you read your thesis aloud, you’d be lucky if you got through it in under nine hours. Could you summarise it in just three minutes?
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges research degree students to do just that, and we are now open for entries! Read more
The School has hosted 27 work experience students through the Young Scientists Programme since January 2014. The majority of students came from local state schools and colleges in Camden, Westminster and Islington, and their teachers are unanimous in their praise of the scheme.
More than 150 people queued around the block to hear Professor Andrew Prentice from the School's MRC International Nutrition Group speak at October’s Science Museum Lates event, themed on the science of food and drink. Read more
Dr Seyi Soremekun has been awarded a sought-after place on the Royal Society’s MP Pairing Scheme. The Scheme builds connections between parliamentarians, civil servants and research scientists, and Dr Soremekun has been partnered with Steve Pound, the Member for Parliament for Ealing North.
This year’s scheme is…
The School’s Dr Rashida Ferrand and Dr Adam Kucharski have been awarded Engaging Science funding from the Wellcome Trust, highly competitive grants that will allow them to collaborate with young people and healthcare workers in innovate and creative ways.
Dr Ferrand’s International Engagement Award project, starting this September…
The School recently celebrated national Universities Week, running events to spark conversations about the relevance of our research and its everyday impact on people’s lives.
Have you ever wished that books could explain their stories to you, rather than sitting silently in your hands? On 10 June, 45 visitors flocked to Keppel Street to borrow ten walking, talking, living books (our researchers!) at the Living Library. Read more