Back in June, I took part in my first ever live science outreach event. It was Soapbox Science in Brighton. But fast forward a few months, and I received an email asking me to fill in for someone who had dropped out of the Bournemouth event, which just happened to be the day after I […]Read More What is it like to do Soapbox Science? Bournemouth 2018
Ever since I discovered New Scientist Live was a thing about 18 months ago, all I have wanted to do is go and be inspired by the wonderful world of science, technology engineering and maths. So, you imagine my reaction when I had the news that I would get a press pass for the full […]Read More My first New Scientist Live experience
After 4 years studying for my molecular biology undergrad, and now 4 years trying to get my PhD, what would you say if I told you that one of my favourite and my best subject at school was French? I loved going to every single French lesson I had doing literature reviews and writing essays […]Read More Inspiring future women in STEM: Barbie & Tynker’s #YouCanBeAnything campaign
As I crept closer and closer to the day where I would have to wrap up all my experiments in the lab and then embark on the monstrous task of writing up my PhD thesis, I heard more and more stories about the negatives of writing but I quickly learnt that balancing work and play […]Read More 6 things I’ve done instead of writing my PhD thesis
Today marks one whole week since I handed in my PhD thesis! Happy anniversary to me 😛 It’s a huge milestone for any PhD student and something to be celebrated, to be proud of your accomplishment and embrace being done with writing. But it didn’t take me long to start feeling really weird…. I have […]Read More Ph.Done! … but why do I feel like this?
‘Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try’ . I am one of those people that usually be lying in bed and come up with a whole host of crazy but brilliant ideas which I quickly jot down in the notes section of my phone before rolling over to head to sleep. Usually all those […]Read More 8 influences for starting my blog Soph talks science
I am a scientist with a major case of wanderlust. I am always dreaming of holiday destinations I would love to be exploring and can often be found browsing the latest flight prices. So, any chance I get to merge my love for both science and travel I will jump at the opportunity. When I […]Read More 24 inspirational destinations for science lovers in Europe
Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to Soph talks science. Happy birthday to me. . . Another trip around the Sun completed. A huge 940,000,000 km travelled in 365.25 days at a ridiculous speed of 30 km/second. That’s as many seconds that are in 29.8 years! And in the time it’s […]Read More Soph talks science turns 2!
At the start of 2018, I set myself some goals for the year. One of those goals was to do some more scicomm events in person. Now so far this year I have helped moderate two science outreach events and organise one, but I had not done one in person. Until now. I had seen […]Read More What is it like to do Soapbox Science? Brighton 2018
Pint of Science 2018 is all over. But right here in Southampton our festival was a huge success with a complete sell out of all our tickets. This is the first of two posts I want to write about this year’s festival and to continue celebrating the awesome research that is being done on your […]Read More 7 awesome things I learnt at Pint of Science 2018