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May 2014

Welcome to the blog, you can read all about the latest news for the sections and take a look in our archive. Scroll through the latest posts below, or select a section from the dropdown.

Over the weekend, #therobotsareready campaign was in full swing on Twitter in preparation for the British Science Festival in September. NAO was one of the robots featured in the campaign and is one of the robot stars at the University of Birmingham. Here, he tells us a bit more about himself and what he has been designed to do.

By Diana Pearce, an ecologist and freelance science and museum communicator, who has set up Flashmob science.


When I was about eight years old, one of my first experiences of science in the field was going on a woodland walk. I’m not sure of the location but it is an experience that has stuck with me to this day. On the walk I was shown which trees were deciduous or evergreen and which trees produced edible fruits.

by Roland Jackson, Executive Chair of Sciencewise (Twitter: @Roland_Jackson)


The annual jamboree of the Science Communication Conference is over for another year. It may be wishful thinking, but I picked up more reference this year to policy impact, and specifically to the activities of Sciencewise. Did this register with anyone else, or is this indeed wishful thinking?

Laura Fogg-Rogers, from the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England. Laura spoke on a panel with Mat Hickman from the Wellcome Trust and Hema Teji from the British Science Association at the Science Communication Conference 2014.