Category: Blog

The end is nigh…

The end is nigh…

With four days to go until my dissertation deadline, I thought I would spend some time blogging, rather than writing my dissertation. Maybe not the best idea, but at the moment graphs, numbers and quotes are giving me a headache (as well as the headache induced by chocolate). It’s been a long, but amazing summer. …

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What do others see when they look in the mirror?

What do others see when they look in the mirror?

It’s a part of life, getting to know yourself. And one that we are constantly dealing with. How are others supposed to understand us, if we have trouble understanding ourselves? The What I see project is a global campaign to give women a safe space to voice their loves, hopes, dreams, worries and fears, all …

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What do I see when I look in the mirror?

What do I see when I look in the mirror?

It’s always a little bit scary doing some self-reflection. Thinking about what things really mean. It sounds corny, I know, but to be honest, its totally worth it. And doing it in front of a camera, that’s even more enlightening. A few weeks back I became aware of the “what I see project“, a campaign …

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Life at the BBC: Day 1

Life at the BBC: Day 1

So, today was the day. I started my month at the BBC Radio 4 Science Unit, and will be working on the shows Science in Action (BBC World Service)¬†and Inside Science (BBC Radio 4). I was super excited to get stuck into things at the BBC today, and already I’ve got a few things on …

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A different pair of shoes

A different pair of shoes

It’s funny, isn’t it? The phrase, walk a mile in another’s shoes? Who would want to do that? I mean, their feet probably aren’t the same size as your own, and did an awful lot of sweating which would make them smell bad…. doesn’t sound so good. At the same time though, walking in another’s …

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Coming up!

Coming up!

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind few weeks, what with my dissertation, working with the team at Citizen Cyberlab, tagging along to SB6.0, moving into London and looking for jobs! But now, things are getting even more exciting: next week I’m off to CERN, in Geneva, to film their WEBFest and collect footage for …

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Ideas + money = innovation

Ideas + money = innovation

Some thoughts from an outsider on what I learned sitting at the edges of SB6.0, July 10th 2013 You know that feeling? That feeling when you walk from a hot, sticky street after walking somewhere into the cool, refreshing air of an air-conditioned building? (I bet we’re all wishing we had a bit more of …

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Comparing lots with none

Comparing lots with none

These two Wordles compare the uniformed definitions of synthetic biology that subjects gave me for my MSc research. Those who said they knew “A lot” about synthetic biology: Those who knew nothing at all about synthetic biology: I think this is quite interesting. What do you think?

What is synthetic biology?

What is synthetic biology?

A quick preview of some of the results from my MSc research. This is a word cloud showing the words used to answer the question: What is synthetic biology? These results are in no way final, this is a preliminary bit! A sneak preview if you like

Adding depth

Adding depth

Just a quicky – something I learned about myself this Bank Holiday weekend. Yesterday, I met a lady who we are going to making a documentary with for my course. She was extremely inspirational, having had hydrocephalus for all of her life, without knowing it. Two years ago, after a lucky spot by her optician, …

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