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
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
My PhD thesis is written and I am in that awkward in-betweeny phase where I am waiting for my viva date and that oral examination which will determine whether I am worthy of the title Dr or not, and also delaying writing what will be my final PhD advice & experience blog posts while I […]Read More Ph.Done! … now what?!
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