I’m an Astronaut, Get me out of here

Later this year Tim Peake is due to travel to the International Space Station. It’s the first time the UK has sent someone into space. It’s pretty damn exciting. It’s a major opportunity for engaging people with STEM and space in general. At GM Towers we’ve often discussed how to Read more…

The 5th continent

Ever since we established I’m a Scientist here in the UK we looked to expand overseas. The phenomenal success we’ve had in the UK has however kept our attention here, with a few notable exceptions. Kristin Alford took the initiative in Australia after interrupting her family holiday to enjoy a 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…

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There is still an outdated stereotype of heavy web-users being anti-social and introverted.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…

I’m a Scientist at the Science Council

Last Thursday was exactly a year since Sophia and I presented our plans for I'm a Scientist to the Society Award Grants Committee at the lovely Wellcome Trust. It felt appropriate that exactly 365 days (almost to the minute) we should start a presentation at the Science Council about how Read more…

Science is Vital – 0 – 35,000 in three weeks

On the afternoon of September 8th Dr Jenny Rohn set something off that has developed into something beyond her expectations. The Science Is Vital campaign has gone from 0-35,000 supporters in a very short time with almost zero resources. Richard Grant and I have tried to give you some of Read more…

Beyond Blogging – Science Engagement in 2010

A couple of months ago I wrote how I was disappointed about the lack of ambition in the science communication world. Things move quickly. First the ScienceIsVital campaign has emerged and I've been lucky enough to be able to help and advise on that. The second thing is that the Read more…

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