Monthly Archives: December 2010

Magic potions and chemical wizardry

Dr Smith and Dr Snape impress with 'dragon's breath'

Dr Smith and Dr Snape impress with 'dragon's breath'

Our end of term chemistry spectacular, AbraChemDabra, was a great success with over 700 primary school schildren joining in the fun, helping ‘create’ a star, turn water into milk and back again, and produce toothpaste for elephants…Teachers were provided with a resource pack to build on the chemistry experienced and to conduct their own chemical magic in the classroom. Next show: June 2011


We’re at the NCCPE conference

EngageUCLan are excited to be off to meet other public engagement people at the NCCPE conference in London. Plenty of exciting learning is promised, from running festivals (this will be useful) to social media (how to make more of this blog perhaps..?) and networking opportunities abound.

And, I’ve already said this, but Bright Club on a boat!

Ogden Trust Lancashire Young Physicist of the Year

Tonight we’re celebrating the achievements of Year 12 students from across Lancashire who have been nominated as the top Physicist in their school.

They’ll be treated to a nice buffet (including cakes), be entertained by some science busking, chat to some of our physics researchers, enjoy a lecture from Dr Robert Walsh on Solar Astrophysics and go home with a certificate and a book token and something great to add to their CV.

Looking forward to it and hoping the weather doesn’t disrupt things too much