The UK hosts some of the best science festivals in the world. Read this list of 6 festivals to give you a taste of what's on offer and you might even be inspired to attend one!
For years, planting trees has been an attractive prospect for soaking up greenhouse gas emissions that humans emit. Governments pledge to plant billions of trees a year, but is this just a cover up for their lack of effort to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and meet emissions targets like those pledged for the Paris Agreement?
Who are "hard to reach" audiences? Are they truly hard to reach or are communicators using this term as an excuse and not trying hard enough? Find the answers in this post!
Science communication is exciting, but in order to really achieve something you need to follow a few key steps to make sure you've got everything covered. This list is the bare bones of planning a successful science communication project and after reading this, you will be able to go ahead and plan your own. If … Continue reading How to Succeed with Science Communication in 7 steps
The way you choose to communicate your research ultimately depends on your audience and the ways they like to digest information. However, below are some fun ideas that could be adpated for different audiences as well as being useful both online and offline in some cases. Lots of people listen to podcasts and with so … Continue reading 10 Creative Ideas to Communicate Your Research
Last Friday I was stunned to read a BBC article detailing how retailers were threatening to burn returned items stuck in the EU because of Brexit. I was even more shocked to find that burning fashion items isn't a new thing, and that brands are simply threatening a return to previous destructive behaviour and taking … Continue reading Fast Fashion: To Burn or Not to Burn?
This week, the USA re-joined The Paris Agreement under the leadership of President Joe Biden; an internationally celebrated event for anyone who cares about the environment. Why is this one treaty so important, and what damage is there to undo? I'll try to explain. All I knew before this was that there was a global … Continue reading The Paris Agreement: What damage did Trump do?
In science communication, we are often misled by commonly used phrases such as "public engagement" and "public understanding of science" where we lead to believe that the audience for our work is merely "the public". In this post I'll be explaining why this is wildly unhelpful when you want to communicate something important like research … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why “The Public” Doesn’t Exist
It's become such a cliche to set goals or have a new year's resolution. It's true that goals aren't for everyone and that you should be realistic with what you can expect from yourself without underestimating your abilities. I have a habit at work that I stick to though; every morning I write down what … Continue reading Sustainable Goals for 2021
I recently wrote a blog for the Society for Applied Microbiology because I wanted to share one of the reasons why microbiology issues cause confusion among much of the UK population. It's also why we should have more patience with people who get it wrong! You can find the article here: Microbiology Education: Why doesn't … Continue reading Microbiology Education: Why doesn’t everyone know that?