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Rick Hall receives Winston Churchill Fellowship to visit South Korea and India

​​We are thrilled to announce that our Founder Rick Hall has been awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship. This month-long travel fellowship will enable Rick to travel to South Korea and India later this year, to research and study their respective (and contrasting) creative approaches to science teaching and learning. Rick will also be visiting and learning from inventor and toy maker, Professor Arvind Gupta at Pune University. Watch his talk below for a wonderful insight into his work. You can watch his full TED Talk here. "Our core belief is that children learn by doing - by touching, feeling, cutting, sticking -- pulling things apart, putting things together. We believe that this hands-on

Help Ignite!'s Community Curiosity Labs on Monday 29 Feb 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, and Clifton are places that do not receive much attention or opportunities so we want to change that and run regular workshops (labs) full of science experiments for children and their families. Working with Nottingham City Homes and scientists from the University of Nottingham, Ignite! tested The Community Curiosity Labs over the summer of 2015 in the Strelley and Aspley neighbourhoods. Children and their families explored scie

The Festival of Science & Curiosity 2016

​The 2016 Festival of Science and Curiosity is open and welcoming everyone in Nottingham to come and get curious! The festival brings science to the Nottingham community. What is the one big question you would like to ask? What would you like to investigate? Here at Ignite! we believe science is creative, and that science should be part of our cultural lives – not remote, hidden away or only conducted in labs behind closed doors. We are running this Festival to inspire the people of Nottingham to have confidence, courage and opportunity to be curious. The Festival runs through the half term week, 12th-19th February 2016, and hosts heaps of activities across the city, from science-busking ex

Cathy Bereznicki

Our dear friend and colleague, Cathy Bereznicki, our Chair from 2006 to 2014, and tireless champion of Ignite!’s aims and vision, died on Tuesday 2 February from complications following heart surgery. Cathy’s warmth and sincerity touched everyone she met; she was gracious, graceful and vivacious, and we are grieving for a dedicated colleague and dear friend. Rick & the team at Ignite! #CathyBereznicki

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