Category Archives: Science

Poetry! With a robot! (and, elsewhere, Susan Calman)

It’s in the nature of August in Edinburgh that you end up with some clashes.  Even so, I was gutted when I was asked to speak at the Science and Poetry event and realised it clashed with the tickets a friend … Continue reading

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Things I didn’t know about science in Glasgow

After posting the rather marvellous skeleton in the pavement in front of the Ramshorn Kirk for my Silent Sunday, I forgot to post anything else about the ‘Science on the Streets‘ walking tour on Sunday. It was part of the … Continue reading

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Transit of Venus, somewhere behind the cloud…

A quick post on last night’s Transit of Venus event at Glasgow University (part of Glasgow Science Festival). There’s more to be said, but staying up all night means I’m a bit lacking in brain. You probably know the basics. … Continue reading

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Weird enthusiasms

The other day, I got quite a disappointing email. It told me that the symposium The Life of Corpses: Exploring the Ethical Issues of Exhibiting Human Remains had been cancelled. I was disappointed because I’d signed up as soon as … Continue reading

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Looking forward to Glasgow Science Festival

Those of you who were breathing a sigh of relief at me shutting up about the Edinburgh Science Festival, look away now… I’ve been having a look through the programme for the Glasgow Science Festival (5-17 June) and it looks … Continue reading

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Kid (and big kid) fun at the science festival

A more succinct version of this is on the Clicket blog.  This is my last post from the Science Festival!  I’ve had a fantastic time. All through the science festival, I’ve been seeing tweets about the fun kid stuff at … Continue reading

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My science festival stats

Over the weekend, I tried to tell someone how many science festival events I’d been to, but I got confused and lost count.  So I’ve just got the programme and counted up: I went to the festival on 12 days … Continue reading

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