WANTED: Project Wrangler

Want to help run the best science engagement project in the world?* We’re looking for someone to join the Gallomanor team full-time at our lovely office in the centre of Bath. You’d be working on I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer primarily, but also providing general support. The job Read more…

Autumnal flu, facial hair and Ireland!

Now that Autumn is in full swing, we thought it time for a little Gallomanor update. The office has fully recovered from the summer holiday productivity lull and we’ve been hard at work evaluating previous projects and planning new ones. To make sure we and others can learn from previous Read more…

UK GovCamp – Mission Accomplished?

I went to yesterday's UKGovCamp mainly to catch up with people I don't see enough and to stay in touch with what is happening in the Digital Gov world.  I don't think I was alone. The majority of people gave the impression during the introductions that they were there to Read more…

And that was Gallomanor in 2011

It hardly seems like two minutes since schools started back in September. The year has slipped by so quickly that it feels compulsory to record a few of the highlights. Here goes: January The year started with the arrival of Rosie Schultz. I’m not entirely convinced Rosie knew what she Read more…

Thanks for applying

We interviewed three excellent candidates for the new Project Wrangler role on Decipher my Data (#iasdata) yesterday. More about who'll be joining us soon (they'll be writing their introduction), but this post is about some short feedback for those who applied but didn't get to interview. The quality of candidates Read more…

Help needed on Decipher my data!

I’m a Scientist, Decipher my data! is about making data real for secondary school students. The first in what we hope is a series of projects is called Flu! and is funded by the Wellcome Trust. We need a passionate science/engineering graduate with a burning desire to do SciComms to Read more…

Another effect of Science is Vital campaign

I spent the train journey along the gorgeous Limpley Stoke Valley going to Bristol reading the 2011 Public Attitudes to Science Summary Report. It is a great read. 24 pages stacked full of information about how the UK public view science.  It’s a positive story full of improvements, but without Read more…

Online camaraderie

There is still an outdated stereotype of heavy web-users being anti-social and introverted. "Go out and get yourself a life." Over the last few weeks as we've been looking at other science engagement events and comparing them to I'm a Scientist it struck me that in our case online is Read more…

The AV Debate

It was no surprise to hear Radio Five cover the AV debate this morning (starts at 7:10 am – one hour in probably).  It was surprising to me though to hear what a poor, destructive and destroyable argument that Matthew Elliott of the No Campaign put forward. If my memory Read more…

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