Monday, September 04, 2006


I am considering going to the AAAS conference in February. Any thoughts on its usefulness to get a sense of what's going on in the public engagement field from a professional perspective?

Cafe sci on flammability

I thought you might be interested in a café scientifique I'm chairing this Tuesday night with the fabulous Dr Mark Miodownik from Kings on "Incendiary Materials". It's at 7pm (Tuesday 5 September) at the Photographers' Gallery 5 & 8 Great Newport Street London WC2H 7HY, just behind Leicester Square tube. Tickets via or on the door, do tell your friends.


Having been at Wellcome now for 3 months, it feels like I could begin to put my head above the parapet. One way of describing what's interesting about the being here rather than at UCL is that, for public engagement activity, I feel I have switched from being an amateur to being a professional. That is about procedures, credit, facilities but also responsibility. One of the things I'll have to be working about is the way a personal blog fits in to that process. Any other corporate heads out there got some tips?