Tag: science

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…

Science Cafe Engineers Enthusiasm

March’s Science Cafe at the Tobacco Factory gave plenty of us a new-found enthusiasm for building stuff out of things! The lovely guys from My Future My Choice ran a cafe-workshop to explain what it is they do in local schools and…

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…

Synthetic biology: hope and hype

Synthetic biology is an emerging area of scientific research at the interface of biology, chemistry and engineering. Research in this area may deliver cheaper and faster routes to drugs, biofuels and new materials for medical applications. However, synthetic biology also has an ethical…

Life & Nuclear Radiation – the slides

The most recent Science Cafe at the Tobacco Factory featured a fascinating and detailed discussion with Prof Wade Allison Emeritus Fellow, Keble College, Oxford. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the whole slide deck, and although many of the subsequent questions were…

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?…

Meet-a-Medic photos & video

The highlight of National Science and Engineering Week is Bath Taps into Science. Over two days each year Bath Taps sees more than 3000 school children and members of the general public learning about all aspects of science. 25 organisations…

Meet-a-Medic photos & video

The highlight of National Science and Engineering Week is Bath Taps into Science. Over two days each year Bath Taps sees more than 3000 school children and members of the general public learning about all aspects of science. 25 organisations…

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…