This is the last blog post of 2018! I seriously have no idea where this year has gone. It has flown by, been full of ups and downs but has finished on an absolute high. But to mark the end of this year and before putting my creative hat back on to think of new […]Read More The Soph talks science Best of 2018
As we celebrate Christmas and enter that awkward period between Christmas Day and the New Year when no-one knows what day it is, I think it is the perfect time to look back at the last 12 months and see what you achieved before looking ahead to the new year and a new start. So, […]Read More Reflecting on 2018
So yesterday something pretty awesome happened. After four years of working my ass off and four years worth of blood, sweat, tears, triumphs and sacrifices, I successfully passed my PhD! I am now Sophie Arthur PhD or Dr Soph for short – well after a few minor corrections and a bit of paperwork anyway. I […]Read More Hello world. I’m Dr Soph!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! What are all the sights, sounds, textures and smells of that you associate with Christmas time? Maybe it’s the wonderful smell of pine from your new Christmas tree, or chestnuts roasting, crackers being pulled, a pot of mulled wine warming on the stove, warm cosy jumpers, or […]Read More Have yourself a very Molecular Christmas
Who is ready for another scientist’s story? And the final one of 2018! I seriously can’t believe that there is only 2 weeks left of this year! But anyway back to the Scientist in the Spotlight… What is the first picture that comes into your minds when you picture a scientist? Male? Lab coat? White […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Andrea H.
I am a firm believer that everyone is born a scientist. Why? Because as a baby, toddler and child we are always curious. Whether that is trying to put our toes in our mouth, crawling around to explore with our new found mobility or asking ‘why’ a million and one times to our parents in […]Read More How curiosity has shaped my career
As you all know by now I am really passionate about science communication, or scicomm. Whether that is sharing my research within my lab group, my university, my research field, with funders and policy makers, with school children or with the public, scicomm comes in an infinite amount of forms and there are so many […]Read More 17 science communicators to watch out for in 2019
Soph talks science is a science & education blog that started off simply as a creative outlet for me to practice my writing, but since has turned into something much bigger. As a girl who grew up in the middle of nowhere in Wales and with pretty much no exposure to the big wide world […]Read More Soph talks science for the UK Blog Awards 2019
The Soph talks science 2018 Christmas Gift Guide is finally here. Check it out for all my recommendations and inspiration for gifts for the science lover in your life this Christmas.Read More Christmas gift guide for science lovers 2018
Hands up if like me you love all things shiny, sparkly and glittery! Yes – I am a magpie and you won’t be surprised to learn my 18th birthday party was sparkle themed 😛 I am still obsessed with all things sparkle and glitz and will always jump at any chance to cover my face […]Read More Glitter: a harmless bit of fun or a threat to our environment?