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January 9, 2018

We are very happy to announce that we have received a grant from the Science and Technology Facilities Council to extend the network of Lab_13s in Nottingham!

Three Lab_13s have already been established in Nottingham at Dovecote Primary, Rosehill School and Nethergate A...

December 18, 2017

We've been looking back over all of our projects this year and have reminded ourselves just how busy we've been! 2017 has been filled with science busking days, projects with young people from all over Nottingham and some really inspiring moments. We've had new faces j...

October 26, 2017

On Thursday 19th October, groups from across Nottingham that we've been working with on our RCUK funded project came together for the Nottingham Science Fair. Representatives from Hempshill Hall primary, Lab_13 Rosehill and Lab_13 Nethergate took over Loxley House to s...

August 7, 2017

We are delighted to announce that we are setting up a new Lab_13 in Koli, Finland! The Lab_13 will be a community resource working across both the local school and the national park visitors’ centre.

The project will begin at the end of August, when the inaugural Scient...

May 18, 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Lab_13 network has gained its latest addition!

Nethergate School in Clifton, Nottingham officially opened its Lab_13 in May, with the support and championship of the Deputy Head, Shelly Wood. Betti Copperwood, who is also the Scient...

March 16, 2017

This week is British Science Week and many of the Lab_13s have been showing off the exciting experiments they do. 

Firstly, on Tuesday 14th,  the Lab_13 at Gillespie hosted their Science Spectacular. Parents and members of the local community were invited to attend the...

May 11, 2016

We are delighted to report that we have confirmed grant aid from the RSA Catalyst Scaling Awards to establish Lab_13 International as a network both in UK and overseas. Following the success of Lab_13 Ghana, where we are working in partnership with the Lightyear Founda...

September 15, 2015

Here at Ignite! we have enjoyed a very busy summer developing the Community Curiosity Labs and Lab_13 Ghana.

Community Curiosity Labs

Over the summer we have been developing our Community Curiosity Labs in the outer Nottingham estate of Strelley. With our partners in Not...

March 23, 2015

​We are delighted to read the latest report from Ofsted, published on the DfE website, discussed how Lab_13 has supported the improvement in science education at Irchester Primary School.

The report, Improving Science with the Lab_13 project, offers great endo...

October 29, 2014


Lightyear and Ignite! are offering a unique opportunity to become the first two Lab_13 Scientists in Residence in Africa - an exciting challenge to be part of the proof of concept of Lab_13 International as a movement for development and change.


Lab_13 Ghana is a part...

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