Author Archives: Vickie Bazalgette

Recipients of the 2016 Small Grants Scheme show innovative approaches for engaging with the public

By Rebecca Tremain. We are pleased to announce the recipients of the second year of funding for the Small Grants Scheme for Public Engagement.

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Unpicking statistics: the stories behind the numbers

By Vicky Simms and Andrea Rehman. Officially they are the Sustainable Development Goals. They’re better known as the Global Goals. One student, aged 14, has another name for them: the World’s Promises. This student is in Year 10 at Maria … Continue reading

Bringing research into schools: reflections on a collaborative project

By Adam Kucharski and Clare Wenham. Conducting scientific research is a hugely rewarding experience, but one that is rarely accessible outside universities. In public health, the public are a vital part of research, but all too often they are subjects … Continue reading

Students show off their science projects at the Steven Tito Academy, Tanzania

By Lauren George, Steven Tito Academy. Our Standard 4 and 5 students have been working on an exciting project with scientist Dr Lena Lorenz, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Our students were asked to brainstorm answers … Continue reading

A day out of the lab, and back into secondary school

By Carmen Denman and Rachel Currier. What do you get when you take five research scientists out of the lab to spend a day at a secondary school to try to persuade an entire Year 11 class that science A-levels … Continue reading

Small grants for big ideas: inaugural public engagement grants awarded

Four researchers from the departments of Clinical Research and Disease Control (Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases) have been awarded £1000 grants to develop and deliver public engagement activities. The purpose of this new funding stream is to offer staff … Continue reading

Are you a Viz Whizz?

By Christopher Jarvis. It’s not every day you get to see inside an organisation as august as the Bank of England, and it’s definitely not usual to get to analyse their treasure trove of data. Or at least, not until … Continue reading

‘Pegademic’ sweeps through the Cheltenham Science Festival

Our team at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival had a challenge on their hands: finding a fun, safe way to show how an infection can spread across a population – with help from visitors! After considering stickers, wristbands and even … Continue reading

Winner of the School’s Three Minute Thesis local final announced

Some of this year’s videos are now available: Melissa Matz – Would you survive ovarian cancer? Ify Aniebo – The battle of drug resistance Tara Tancred – Power to the people Andreia Leite – Making vaccines safer!

Mosquito Invasion at Ss Alban and Stephen Junior School!

Written by guest bloggers Lucy, Joanna and Elizabeth, Year 6 students. Early this term, Ms Rachel Gregory paid a visit to Year 6 of SSAS Junior School, who were celebrating a day of cooking, culture and creativity. She showed the … Continue reading