by James Brown, Education and Public Engagement Manager
I don’t know about you, but I always seem to leave my Christmas shopping to the last minute. Every year I think I have plenty of time, but then before I know it it’s December 24th and I haven’t bought so much as a sprout. So, in an effort to be more organised and to help those of you who are like me, I present the quintessential gift guide for the insatiably curious. And if anyone is looking to get me something, this blog post happily doubles as my wish list. #multitasking
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By James Brown, Education and Public Engagement Manager, Biochemical Society
How much sleep did you get last night? Did you manage your full eight hours? Or do you prefer to burn the candle at both ends? Do you ever worry about how much sleep you get? I’m no stranger to a good lie-in but after hearing Matthew Walker, director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, even I feel like I’m short changing myself in the sleep stakes.
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By Jennifer Freer, Public Engagement Intern, British Ecological Society
What happens when six biology societies come together to celebrate International Coffee Day 2017? Well, when it’s the inhabitants of Charles Darwin House, it results in a two-day coffee extravaganza where science discussions mixed with cold brew coffee Martinis, and a cake-filled coffee morning took a double shot of biology know-how. Continue reading Six societies, two events, and a whole lot of coffee
By Sharon Williams, Coventry University, UK
On the 7th and 8th of July, six staff and ambassadors from Coventry University ran a fun and interactive DNA activity for children age 7-11 and their families. The activity took place at the Coventry FabLab in the city centre. The idea behind the DNA workshop is to give the community an opportunity to have free family science activities. The event has allowed 7-11 years old to do hands-on activities related to Molecular Biosciences, with the support of their families.
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