There, we said it. Whatever you may think of the radical, youth-centric perspective of VICE Media, it's surely gone and blown some perceptions of science straight out of the water. Educating a new generation on the adverse effects of illicit drug taking and the pharmacological phenomena, cultures and attitudes that surround them and their production. … Continue reading VICE Media Did Investigative Science Communication Before It Was Cool or Should We Say Hamilton Morris Did?
Throw in some digital to your journalism, some broadcast to your science and some viral to your communication. Bash it all together creatively and what do you get? Aside from some, erm, well, odd stock photos and click-baity headlines when you open your phone (certain respectable and long standing outlets - we're looking at you). … Continue reading Let’s Jam! Citizens & Future Media – The Handy Intersection Between Mainstream and Viral.
Anglo Saxon's and great coffee? Bet that's a sentence you thought you'd never hear? Well, there is a place that exists between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields that does just that. A heady mix of coffee and erm, well, northern Anglo Saxon history. Jarrow Hall is a unique conglomerate of a beautiful Grade II … Continue reading Jarrow Hall – The Only Anglo Saxon Farm Where You Can Find Great Coffee…
Disclaimer: We won't link you to the original and very embarrassing blogger page. However, it's a homage to a bad haircut and a weekend where I learned I could mix the arts (museums!), science and education. It was November 2013, I was barely a year out of university and I stumbled upon Museomix after also … Continue reading Couldn’t Resist a Flashback to the Blog That Started it All… Museomix 2013
Pints? A nice pub? All good on a friday night out - throw in a bunch of teachers, researchers in education, everything and everyone interested in pedagogy in-between. What do you get? A BrewEd. A type of 'un-conference', none of that overly formal rubbish just educators and good beer! BrewEd was formed by two craft-beer … Continue reading #BrewEd Pints and Pedagogy
We're not sure if you've heard of Primary Rocks? However, if you're a primary educator or work in a sector that works with primary & EYFS aged (3-11) pupils it's a must! Museum educators, science communicators and other inter-sectoral teachers we're looking at you to get your Twitter fingers going and join the conversation. Why … Continue reading #PrimaryRocks Not Just Any EdChat Hashtag – The One to Watch
Ever dreamt of a shared work space that isn't a rotating conveyor of shared desks in cramped places? Or one where you're sat at your desk willing for the hours to go by quickly? Well you can find what you're looking for in Ziferblat the 'anti-cafe'. We admit, we're a bit late to the party but … Continue reading Ziferblat – The Only Thing You Have to Pay For is Your Time
Imaginify was created because of the startling lack of female presence in the tech and digital world, spurred on by the ISACA Global Survey Report which highlighted the real disparity between males and females in these spheres. Imaginfy's core principles are to inspire and empower. Encouraging women within/emerging into the two intersecting sectors to be brave and brilliant … Continue reading Imaginify – Bridging the Gender Gap in Tech and Digital
Mixital is the BBC's free-online, creative space for young people and adults. The site itself was commissioned in September twenty-fifteen by the BBC in partnership with Nesta UK, Freeformers and Mozilla. It's a fantastic resource for parents, educators and any young person looking to get a foothold into the fast developing world of media-technology. Mixital … Continue reading Get Into the Fast Paced World of Media Technology With BBC Mixital
Old Low Light Heritage Centre tells the surprising story of North Shields fishing life through art, objects and real stories of the community, told by the community. What differentiates the centre is the strong presence of oral history relating to people who live in the area. The sense of community spirit and the 'roots up' growth … Continue reading Old Low Light Heritage Centre: A wooden box with the power to reignite memories of North Shields fishing heritage