Loin of Lamb and Apple Charlotte

Last Friday Sophia and I finally made it to Oxford to have dinner with Dr Mark Roberts, winner of the Fluorine Zone in June 2010. Mark and his girlfriend Elsa had joined us for our post-event party in Bristol. As a way of saying thank you for a night out 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…

The I’m a Scientist Team

As I read through some of the final comments on the I’m a Scientist site, I was struck by the number of messages of thanks from the Scientists to the moderators. This year was a little different for us, particularly for Sophia, as for once she had to step back from Read more…

Engagement that gets participants REALLY excited

Today we are excited to announce the winners of the Healthcare Engagement Strategy Awards 2010. “Parature is extremely excited to announce this Parature for Facebook application,” stated Parature CEO, Tim Davenport. “Today I am very excited to announce yet another step along our data portability journey.” Don’t get me wrong. Read more…

I’m a Scientist gets the go-ahead

Two and a half years ago, in May 2007, Sophia and I started looking at extending the I’m a Councillor event.  We started a budget for I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here.  We applied to the Wellcome Trust to fund a pilot.  That kicked off in June 2008.  Read more…

Why I like the Wellcome Trust

I like the Wellcome Trust. They funded the I'm a Scientist pilot project.  They funded the Debate Kits extension. But that's not why I like them. They invited Sophia and I to a Grantholders' Networking Day at their Euston Road HQ today. They have a lovely building.  Light, airy, efficient, Read more…

Evaluate everything

I'm not a natural evaluator.  I'm too impatient and just want to get on with the next project.  But the more we do as a company the more importance I place on evaluation.  And looking back we've actually been quite good at it.  Every year every I'm a Councillor client Read more…

The Award Winning Gallomanor Team

Sophia and I put on our glad-rags yesterday and went to the Institute of Electrical Engineers for the Sciencewise-erc Awards dinner.  We were there to pick up the People’s Choice award as voted for by you the public.  Actually, the reality is that the teachers and scientists who took part Read more…

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