30/06/2016

The full programme for this year’s British Science Festival has been made public. With events as diverse as Sonic Kayaking in Swansea Bay to the critically acclaimed Science(ish) Live podcast with Channel 4’s Rick Edwards – there is something for everyone. The Festival, hosted by Swansea University, will take place from Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 September, followed by a Family Weekend on 10 – 11 September. Tens of thousands of visitors will see hundreds of leading scientists come together to showcase the latest…

30/06/2016

The British Science Association (BSA) has announced the winners of its prestigious Award Lectures for 2016. Seven top UK researchers have been recognised for their cutting-edge research after a competitive selection process. They will join an illustrious group of Award Lecture recipients, which include Professor Brian Cox (winner in 2006), Maggie Aderin-Pocock (2008), and Richard Wiseman (2002). The winners and their respective awards are as follows: * The Daphne Oram Award Lecture for Digital Innovation was awarded to Dr Rebecca Stewart (Queen Mary University of London) * The Charles Darwin Award Lecture for Agricultural, Biological and…

30/06/2016

The British Science Association (BSA) has today announced that Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell is to be its next President. Nancy will take up the role in September, succeeding current BSA President, Professor Dame Athene Donald. Her year-long term will begin at the British Science Festival 2016, hosted by Swansea University and supported by Siemens. She will deliver the annual Presidential Address and host the Festival dinner, on Thursday 8 September. During her time as President-Elect, she will serve on the…