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July 11, 2019

As a part of my work experience week with Ignite! I had the chance to visit Colwick Woods along with a guide from the community of that area who helped us identify the different features of the woods.

The visit to Colwick Woods had been my first time visiting a woodland...

July 11, 2019

Hello there!

My name is Dalia Ahmed and I am one of the ‘ChemSparks’. My project investigates the relevance of wooden rollercoasters over time. Our central divergent question is ‘why are wooden rollercoasters still built today?’. This question helps us narrow down what...

July 1, 2019

I’ve just returned from a fascinating weekend in Germany, at the Falling Walls Community Meeting and the Silbersalz Science and Media Festival!

I was invited because we’d put in an application to present the project we did with the Refugee Forum at the St Ann’s Allotmen...

June 5, 2019

We're thrilled to announce a new partnership with BioCity, the UK's largest bioscience innovation and incubation centre, based right here in Nottingham.

We're going to be developing Lab_13 BioCity, a programme working with primary schools across Nottingham, where pupils...

June 3, 2019

At the beginning of the year, we worked with a group of young people from the Transition Youth Group at the Ridge Centre in Bestwood, Nottingham North. The project was funded by the #IWill campaign, which encourages young people to take part in soci...

April 12, 2019

The Festival of Science and Curiosity 2019 definitely felt bigger and better than ever - we had more events, more partners, a more diverse programme, more events for a wider audience, more participants, more venues, there was more of a buzz... In the few months since t...

March 12, 2019

For International Women's Day 2019, we introduced Dalia and Dayana, two of the girls from our ChemSparks programme, to Dr Suze Kundu, nanochemist, Digital Science's head of public engagement and science communicator extraordinaire!

Suze was in Nottingham for the Univers...

December 20, 2018

One last task for the 2018 diary, before it is packed into the archive, and is to extract the highlights for the Ignite! Review of the Year!

At the start of the year we were in Leicester warming up the audiences for George’s Marvellous Medicine at Curve Theatre.. with s...

October 12, 2018

On Tuesday 9th October, it was Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology and maths, which aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and create new role models for girls studying STEM. To celebrate, we partner...

September 7, 2018

It's been an incredibly busy summer here at Ignite!, and how we’ve all had a bit off time of to relax and unwind, it’s time for an update on what we’ve been up to.

Curiosity Project

The main project we’ve been working on all year has been the Curiosity project, which has...

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