British Science Week is always an exciting week at the Biochemical Society, with several annual events taking science to Westminster.
Leah Fitzsimmons, University of Birmingham
Monday, 25 June, saw the opening of the first ever ‘Evidence Week’ in the Houses of Parliament. Organised by Sense About Science in association with House of Commons Library, House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, POST – Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, and SAGE Publishing, the idea was to hold a week full of events, masterclasses and other sessions to help bring the public and parliamentarians into discussion about the use of evidence in public life.
By Dorieke Grijseels, University of Sussex
February marks LGBT history month, a month in which we remember and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender history. It is great to see the lists of many important figures in LGBT history appearing on blogs and social media. As a scientist, one thing that strikes me, is that the lists rarely includes more than one or two scientists.
By Dr Kelly Davidge, Research and Development Manager at Kirkstall Ltd