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What a day Friday was! As we wrapped up the UK ArtScience Prize 2013, we celebrated the fantastic achievements of all the students involved this year and the success of the pilot at our two UK sites; Ravensbourne, London and Landau Forte College, Derby and also officially launched the Programme in the UK. The … continue reading
Exciting news for 3-2-1-Ignition*! We will be running 3-2-1-Ignition*- our Science and curiosity based ‘pop up shop’ at this year’s Latitude festival in association with Wellcome Trust. Our neuroscience themed portable version of 3-2-1-Ignition* was a great success at the Barbican Weekender in March and Barbican Street Fair in April, with over 3000 visitors taking … continue reading
We in the office are very much excitedly looking forward to this Friday’s celebration launch event for the UK ArtScience Prize at Wellcome Collection in London. (7 June) The participants from Landau Forte College in Derby and Ravensbourne, London will display their work that they have worked extremely hard on over the last few months. They have impressed … continue reading
Friday 24 May was the celebration of 2 fantastic years of Lab_13 at Irchester Community Primary School in Wellingborough. There was a lot going on; Rick and Hasmita got to meet the newly hatched chicks, Rick delivered his ‘science fact or fiction’ lecture with a Doctor Who theme! We also took along a version of … continue reading
Thursday 23 May was the selection day for Ravensbourne, to choose which of the student teams had the idea that would take them to Paris. There were 8 teams each with fantastically creative and innovative ideas, integrating art and science around the theme of synthetic biology. Teams included: Inkfinity- Innovative ink reservoir for new pens, inspired … continue reading
Yesterday the awesome students from Landau Forte College in Derby participating in the UK ArtScience Prize presented their ideas for this year’s prize. The theme for this year is ‘Synthetic Biology’; not an easy concept to grasp, but the year 9 students taking part from Derby more than excelled at coming up with innovative, creative … continue reading
Just a quick update… the website for the UK ArtScience prize is now live! www.artscienceprize.org/uk You can also follow @UK_ASP on Twitter for all the latest. This Thursday is the judging event for the Derby group and next Thursday the London group will have a go.
So what has Ignite! been up to lately? I hear you ask. Well… I hope this blog post will answer that question more than satisfactorily! Last Tuesday we held our 31st board meeting as we set about picturing our future. As always it was lovely to see the Board members who as ever, were keen … continue reading
Just a quick update… This Monday our team was in Birmingham talking pop up science and public engagement with Eliot Marsten, Deputy Head of Research & Knowledge Transfer for the College of Medical & Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, who is helping to lead the University’s public engagement agenda and Alison Darby, Cultural Partnerships manager … continue reading
Lab_13, ArtScience Prize, Creative Sparks/ 10 years of Ignite!, 3-2-1-Ignition*… There’s plenty happening right now at Ignite! Lab_13 Lab_13s all over have been doing great things. You can read all about their achievements on the Lab_13 network blog: http://lab13network.wordpress.com/ Lab_13 Gillespie have got off to a great start since their official launch last month and we’re glad … continue reading