Old Weather: Citizen Scientists in the 19th and 21st Centuries, by Professor Sally Shuttleworth, has been published in the Spring 2015 issue of the Science Museum Group Journal. The article is available here.
Come and meet the Constructing Scientific Communities team at the Royal Society’s Twilight Science evening on Monday 29 June 2015, which is part of an exciting programme of events for the Summer Science Exhibition . The evening will feature interactive exhibits and events and the team will be recreating a Victorian conversazione with a magic lantern show! Full details of the event are available on the Royal Society website.
Entry is free and no booking is required. Please note that Twilight Science is for adults, as the Royal Society are running events for children during the Summer Science Exhibition week.
Science has escaped from the laboratory. It lives on our television screens and newspaper pages. Much of this modern, capital ‘S’ Science, is conducted using very big and very complex scientific instruments; the Large Hadron Collider and the European Extremely Large Telescope announce their importance in their names. These instruments spew out vast streams of data. When the Large Hadron Collider fires up, the flow of data pouring from its sensors is so overwhelming that 95% of it is discarded immediately. One response to all this modern science – and the data it produces – is to widen participation. There are many scientific jobs that are too complex for even our cleverest computers, so many in fact that we do not have nearly enough scientists to do them. And so people have been brought in. Or more accurately, brought back in. People are increasingly not just consuming modern science; they are also producing it.
Surgical Outcomes: A Victorian Viewpoint, an article written by Dr Sally Frampton and Alison Moulds, has been published in April’s issue of the Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The link to the article is available here.