Tag: Bristol

Another great Festival of Nature

Whilst I didn’t get to see much else of this year’s Festival of Nature, we had a great time in the Green Forum with nearly 300 visitors over the Sat and Sun! The theme was biodiversity with folks painting in…

Really Wild Show – Festival of Nature expands for 2014

Festival will include a series of community events and high-profile talks, including a must-see lecture by Germaine Greer. The Festival of Nature returns this summer and will be bigger, better and wilder than ever, featuring more than 20 events across…

Bristol Festival of Nature 2012

The annual Festival of Nature is one of the highlights in busy calendar of public engagement events around Bristol, with several tens of thousands of visitors over three days, even when it’s raining! This year was no exception, in either…

First Junior Science Café at Clifton High School was a real success

<<Guest article written by Clifton High School student Susan Powell>> On Thursday 8th of December, Clifton High was honoured to have Dr Ruth Morse from the University of West of England come in and talk to us about haemopoietic stem…

Communicate 2011 – Nature, People and Economics

Communicate is the annual conference for environmental communicators – bringing together a mix of NGO’s, media professionals, business/CSR, academics and policy makers. Get informed and get involved with the crucial current and upcoming debates in the sector, and get direct…

Children of the 90s

Bristol’s epic contribution to public health research 20 years ago, one of the largest longitudinal health studies in the world began here in the West of England. The study has become known as the “Children of the 90’s” but is…

Watching the Earth from Space

Addressing Climate Change and Global Issues Data from Earth-orbiting satellites are revolutionizing our understanding of our home planet. Alan O’Neill’s talk will give a number of examples of the scientific use of such data, including understanding the ozone hole, climate…

Can I Believe My Eyes?

A Brief Look at the Science of Seeing. How do we see what we see? And, what is vision? We know that it involves eyes and brains. But how do eyes and brains achieve visual perception so rapidly and accurately?…

From Egypt to Bristol

Around 40 of us packed into the Green Room at the Tobacco Factory for last night’s Science Cafe with James Addlington from Bristol Blue Glass. James began with a disclaimer that he wasn’t a scientist, but over the next hour…

Amazing Mercury pulls in full house

Earlier today I posted the following cryptic tweet in response to a challenge from @brisandbath_sci [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/#!/johnbradford/status/31300168515067904″] Hg, relativistic @ room temp, ultra-high surface tension, wierdly-dense, behind many science innovations, eats gold, sci-fi I was of course referring to the…