Monthly Archives: November 2014

Guest Scientist in Residence at Irchester – Dr Sean

On Monday 17th November, Dr. Sean Thurston, from the Royal Institution, was our guest scientist-in-residence. Sean is the L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre Technical Coordinator and is also project manager of the RI’s Crystallography Collection. He came in to the lab … Continue reading

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Lab_13 on Tour: Abu Dhabi part 2

The workshop which I am Team leader for is called Mini Mechanics and it shows kids aged 9-11 a little bit about mechanical engineering – specifically how petrol and diesel engines work. The workshop is in three parts – the anatomy … Continue reading

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Guest S.I.R Number 4 – Dr Sarah Bearchell

On Friday 14th November, Dr Sarah Bearchell was our guest scientist-in-residence. Sarah recently won the Josh Award 2014, an award established to recognise and support up-and-coming talent in science communication. As part of the award, she is the Manchester Science … Continue reading

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Presenting Guest S.I.R Irchester – Nesh Patel

On Thursday 13th November, physicist Nesh Patel visited year 6 to discuss space, black holes and astrophysics. This is what Year 6 had to say… We learnt that if life is possible (and it is because we exist), other life … Continue reading

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2nd Guest Scientist-In-Residence – Dr Suze Kundu

On Wednesday 12th November, Dr. Sujata Kundu, from Imperial College in London, was our guest scientist-in-residence. She is a doctor of Materials Science and she visited years 1 and 2 to investigate different materials. In class, we played ‘Guess the … Continue reading

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1st Guest Scientist-In-Residence At Irchester – Dr Erinma Ochu

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On Tuesday 11th November, Dr. Erinma Ochu, a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow, was our guest scientist-in-residence. She is currently exploring how the public can participate in biomedical research, and came into the lab to help some of our children answer … Continue reading

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Being Scientific with Slugs!

On a very miserable and rainy day, (yesterday) Chloe asked Carole a question. Her question was: How long would it take a slug to reach one mile? So early in the day, Carole took her and some other kids out … Continue reading

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Science Spectacular!

Science Spectacular On Monday 24th November all children and parents are invited to an inspiring and exciting evening event. Come and see Gilllespie’s wonderful and creative work throughout the year and get inspired about astronomy. Marek Kukula, public astronomer at … Continue reading

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Lab_13 on Tour: Abu Dhabi part 1

So far, Abu Dhabi Science Festival has been fab! I met some of the other Team Leaders at the airport and we flew out together. As soon as we arrived we were taken to The Corniche where the science festival would … Continue reading

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The life & times of #babyteeth…

Originally posted on everyoneandeverything:
So when i got this tweet from Rick Hall… I know this is a long shot @erinmaochu but got a free day in November? fancy guesting as SiR @Lab_13Irchester http://t.co/KfJ4mziG4x — Rick Hall (@Rick_Hall) October 8,…

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