Tag Archives: Public engagement

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

Dr Who? Reflections on Mosquito Day 2015

By Rebecca Tremain. Time travel was the order of the day at this year’s annual Mosquito Day celebration on 20 August.  ‘Sir Ronald and Lady Ross’ were joined by three of the School’s leading researchers to bring the story malaria control to life. The action … 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

School projects feature in new Science Museum exhibition

Two of the School’s ongoing healthcare projects, Flusurvey and Peek, form part of an exciting new exhibition at the Science Museum. The free permanent exhibition Who am I? invites visitors to explore the science behind our identity through objects, artworks … 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

What do young people want to know about science?

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 … Continue reading

Talks on Tap: A social way to share our ideas and stories

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 … Continue reading