UCL students blog live from Cheltenham Science Festival
8 June 2011
A team of UCL postgraduate students are blogging live from the Cheltenham Science Festival, which runs 7-12 June, covering UCL talks on the uses of plasma, the science of cannabis and a live brain scan, among others.
The students are:
- Kathy Aitchison (UCL Institute of Child Health)
- James Heather (UCL Medicine)
- Jenny Love (UCL Energy Institute)
- Andrea Pochylova (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies)
- Frances-Catherine Quevenco (|UCL Science & Technology Studies)
- Claire Skipper (UCL Chemistry)
- Laura Vale (UCL Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences)
The festival is co-directed for the sixth consecutive year by Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging.
Dr Lythgoe said: "We now get 40,000 visitors and it's a total sell-out. It's the Glastonbury of Science - people come to have fun and learn something. The key to this success is rock-solid speakers, who are wonderful communicators, and our advisory board - a group of 12 artists, engineers, scientists, who have been the eyes and ears of the festival since the start.
"This year, we've grouped all the events into a series of themes - beautiful, entertaining, intriguing, inspiring, controversial and compelling. There is also a new interactive area for called Area 42, which will showcase unseen new technology and what we call 'undercover science'."
Follow the blog at the link above.
Image: Dr Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) during one of his famously explosive demonstrations at the Cheltenham Science Festival