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Presenting the Festival of Science & Curiosity 2017

Preparations are well under way for Nottingham's third annual Festival of Science and Curiosity. This year, Ignite! is working in cooperation with a whole host of organisations and venues across the city to bring a variety of curiosity-piquing events to the people of Nottingham! Here's a selection of the events we're especially excited about: Sound and Vision THiNK, Cobden Chambers Friday 10th Feb 7-9.30pm Free As part of Nottingham's tenth annual Light Night, THiNK will host psychedelic workshops in tribute to Brian Eno and David Bowie. There will be the chance to make your own lava lamps/snow-globes and we're currently experimenting with some other light-inspired demonstrations! Explorers

Back from an adventure in India

Following my visit to South Korea in October, I completed the second part of my research into STEM education, the focus of my Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship 2016, by investigating some innovative projects in India. My three weeks included visits to schools and organisations in Mumbai, Pune, Udaipur and Ahmedabad, where I spent Christmas Day itself. There are over 1m schools in India, and only a fool would attempt to draw general conclusions; instead I visited some remarkable centres and met some dedicated and highly creative individuals and teams, and learned from them how to inspire young people in science learning. I need a period of reflection before setting my research into print,

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