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The Pill to Prozac: Pollution to Parasites

On 15th March 2017 Pro Vice-Chancellor Paul Hayes introduced the inaugural lecture of Professor Alex Ford to a packed lecture theatre.

Alex began his lecture by talking about the way hormones work in our bodies, and how it has been discovered that there are a range of pollutants that either block or mimic hormones. 439 more words


Support for public engagement and science communication

I’m often asked about training, support and resources available for those undertaking and particularly starting out in public engagement and science communication. This is a list of what I know about, however things may have changed as I’ve been doing this a while; it’s by no means exhaustive and I’ll amend it as I find out more. 1,319 more words

Science Communication

What's this science communication and public engagement stuff all about?

Science communication and public engagement are terms now being used often by organisations involved in research, particularly those who spend public money. It’s a requirement of many funding bodies and are very important to universities thanks to the… 1,117 more words

Science Communication

Why do certain faces make us stare?

As our final Festival of Facialities guest post we’re delighted to hear from Phyllida Swift, a Campaigns Officer at Changing Faces. Whilst studying a degree in Model Making she volunteered for the charity as a media champion, and after graduating she has gone on to work for the charity in a permanent role. 1,279 more words

Public talk at The Physics of Life

This Friday (22nd September 2017) I’ll be at a public event hosted by the Institute of Physics — The Physics of Life. If I remember right, this is partly prompted by the IoP’s upcoming move to a location near the… 83 more words


Evidence in a Post-Truth World - Global Evidence Summit 2017

I’m currently in Cape Town for the Global Evidence Summit. A few days ago I posted some highlights from one of the plenaries and threaded sessions, and it seemed to be a helpful resource for people who were unable to attend the conference. 1,005 more words

PhD Experiences

Victoria's Short-Term Rental Bylaw goes to Public Hearing

Short-Term Rentals & the Potential Impact on Housing in Victoria  

Short-term rentals are not a new phenomenon in Victoria.  Transient single-room occupancy housekeeping units have been part of the City’s landscape for decades. 2,701 more words

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