Author Archives: Harriet Allen

Science in the Park: Science Fair 2017 by Harriet Allen I had the honour of judging the 2017 Nottingham branch British Science Association science fair, with Dr Steve Sharples of the University of Nottingham. I’m a Psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist and Steve is an engineer so we each had our own take on the entrants. …Read More

Reality and Images at Wollaton Hall

We teamed up with the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Museums to contribute to the ESRC Festival of Social Science. by Harriet Allen and Anastasia Popova The festival is a week long celebration of all things social science related so we teamed up with the university Psychology department to investigate perception. http://www.esrc.ac.uk/public-engagement/festival-of-social-science/ The Reality and …Read More

Mansfield Fun Palace

We collaborated with Mansfield Museum to put on our first ‘Fun Palace’ in 2016. How did it go? Fun Palaces aim to bring arts and science together and pop up all over the country. http://funpalaces.co.uk/discover/mansfield-fun-palace/ We ran our first Fun Palace at Mansfield Museum this year. This was a brilliant chance to take a small part …Read More

Chair’s Blog: 2016 Away Day

How did Harriet get on at Swansea meeting the other branches and head office? by Harriet Allen I went to the volunteer away day at the Science Festival this year. It’s the first time I’ve been along to one of these – our branch tends to send the chair and this is my first year in post …Read More

Missed Scibar? Read all about it….

            Brains and Neurons: http://www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/title/scibar–27–the-inside-story-of-the-brain/id/8574 Cities and Flooding: http://www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/title/nottingham-scibar–flooding-and-blue-green-cities/id/8173 Biotech and Power http://www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/title/scibar–26–biotechnology-in-solar-power/id/8507 Mind Reading http://www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/title/scibar-25–mind-reading/id/8427