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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...

March 26, 2018

Thanks to a grant from the Physiological Society, we ran a project about sleep at the beginning of the year with Hempshill Hall Primary School. Year 4 pupils worked with physiologists from Nottingham Trent University, including Dr Carl Nelson, and creative practitioner...

February 27, 2018

The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity is over for another year and it's time to reflect on all the great work that happened during the biggest and busiest festival yet!

The Real Science in Schools Symposium kicked the festival off in the best way, with teache...

November 13, 2017

Last week, we ran our final edition in our Night Walks series that we've been doing this year with pupils from Dovecote Primary School in Clifton. During the course of this project, the children have been observing how the nature in the park changes from season to seas...

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...

July 17, 2017

Over the past week we've been very busy surprising the people of Bulwell with science! During the week 8th-15th July, we brought science busking tricks to many different events happening as part of the Bulwell Arts Festival.

As part of the British Science Association's...

June 14, 2017

During half term, we ran our My Space, My City, My World, My Future programme in Nottingham. Working with Think Forward, an organisation which coaches disengaged young people, we identified 10 young people from across different secondary schools in Nottingham city to t...

May 11, 2017

Ignite! has received funding from the Research Councils UK via the UK Science Festivals Network.

The funding is for a project that will engage young people from areas of North Nottingham. The young people will work with scientists and creative practitioners to develop a...

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...

February 17, 2017

It's finished! The Festival of Science and Curiosity was running all last week (8th-15th February) and was an exciting, lively and fascinating week for all involved! The feedback we've received so far has been positive, with exhibitors, venues, volunteers and participa...

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