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The Babraham Institute works to deliver impact by translating our science and understanding of fundamental biology to promote lifelong health and wellbeing. Our blogs offer scientists, staff and guests the chance to share their individual views and experiences on the Institute's efforts to deliver research impacts and to build a welcoming and diverse community.

 

 

Schools’ Day 2020: Our scientists answer students’ questions (Part Two)

As part of our build-up to Schools’ Day 2020 we asked students to submit their questions to our researchers. This series of three blog posts answers the top four questions. Read on to learn about what motivated our researchers to follow a career in science, their perspectives on the importance of maths and computing skills and whether a degree in science is essential.

10/02/2020

Schools’ Day 2020: Our scientists answer students’ questions (Part One)

As part of our build-up to Schools’ Day 2020 we asked students to submit their questions to our researchers. This series of three blog posts answers the top four questions. Read on to learn about what motivated our researchers to follow a career in science, their perspectives on the importance of maths and computing skills and whether a degree in science is essential.

10/02/2020

Relearning how to speak: how to be more inclusive every day through language

Language is an important tool in creating inclusive environments but how can you be sure to get it right? In this article, Elizabeth gives some advice on basic principles that will help communicate inclusively.

06/02/2020

My experience of the first Research Institutes Technician Symposium

How the Technician Commitment and RITS2019 inspired me

10/12/2019

The equality4success Alternative Gift Guide 2019

Elizabeth is back with a selection of fun stereotype-defying gifts that entertain and inform. You're sure to find something you want to get for people on your list, or maybe yourself!

12/11/2019

Why gender equality is important to me: five male perspectives

Gender equality is in everyone’s interests – including men. This International Men’s Day, five men from our equality4success team share their reasons for getting involved.

11/10/2019

Our Sixth Form Summer of Science

Karan, Storme and Ania are enthusiastic A-Level students experienced life in our labs as Nuffield Placement students, discovering more about the exciting opportunities a research career can offer.

02/10/2019

How scientists are making research outcomes more inclusive

At the recent EDIS symposium, scientists got together to share ideas on making research outcomes more relevant to everyone. Here Elizabeth shares the variety of methods the scientific community is using to make that a reality.

24/09/2019

Vaccines On Tour: Why Should We Care About Vaccination?

Steph Norwood, the Babraham Institute's ORION Project lead, explains the latest call for collaborators to co-create a museum exhibit on vaccination.

03/09/2019

8 things we learnt from lunch with Katrin Rittinger

Four Babraham Institute PhD researchers share what they learned from a chat with Katrin Rittinger and her talk about her career journey

14/08/2019

Practical examples of demonstrating impact in an Athena SWAN application

Cheryl expands on her advice for creating an impactful Athena SWAN application with examples from our own recent successful Silver Award

24/07/2019

Escape Room: A researcher's view of Public Engagement

Richard, a PhD student in the Cook lab, summarises why he feels we need to pause and re-think public engagement, elevating it from a nice side hobby to the critical essence of why we do research.

15/07/2019

Escape Room: The science behind the scenes

Piot Jung, a PhD Student in the Stephens/Hawkins group and Chiara Pantarelli, a PhD student in the Welch group, explained how their PhD projects helped them to develop their award-winning public engagement activity

12/07/2019

Escape Room: Project development

Elizabeth Hampson explains her part in the development of the Institute’s pop-up escape room and how her PhD research in the Welch group was a key to its success.

09/07/2019

Tips for building inclusive LGBT+ workplaces

This LGBT+ STEM Day, Elizabeth has some tips for making your workplace more LGBT+ inclusive

05/07/2019

Open Science: What’s It All About?

Our new public engagement officer, Stephanie Norwood, talks about what she’s learned in her first few weeks on the job and how you can get involved with the ORION Open Science project.

01/07/2019

STEM Insights teacher placements: Ensuring impact for science

In their third and final blog post, Helen and Mike describe the work of some of the teams who support the researchers in their work.

09/05/2019

STEM Insights teacher placements: Discovering animals in science

In the second of a series of three blog posts, STEM Insights placement teachers Helen and Mike discuss how the use of animals in research is considered.

09/05/2019

STEM Insights teacher placements: Getting hands-on with science

Teachers Helen and Mike spent a week in our labs and facilities on a STEM Insights placement week. In the first of a series of three posts they describe some of the research and techniques they discovered.

09/05/2019

Schools’ Day 25: The students’ perspective

Students from Colchester County High School for Girls who attended Schools’ Day in March describe their experiences in the Babraham Institute and campus company labs

18/04/2019