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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 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...

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...

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...

February 16, 2016

On Monday 29 February, we will invite members of the public to show their support and help our Community Curiosity Labs take a great leap forward. We'll be asking you all to cast a vote for us. 

What are The Community Curiosity Labs? 

In Nottingham, Aspley, Bulwell, an...

January 26, 2016

 

Take it slowly. This was the overriding message from the speakers at the 2016 Mindfulness and Education Conference, held at London’s Institute of Education on Friday. Organised by The Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP), the conference promised to provide an update...

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