Outreach

We love explaining the public what we do – and also what we don’t. We usually take on any invitation to come and talk about our research, whether in schools or other public events. Below is a list of past and future outreach activities, and some photos.If you want to hear about our work, please feel free to drop a line and we will be happy to accommodate.

Please note: we often receive invitations to come and talk at secondary schools and we gladly oblige with a seminar. However, if you are interested in such an event I would recommend to reserve at least 2 hours of your time because it is a better investment of time for everybody: me and you. Coming to talk at a school often means I am dedicating half a day to it so we may as well combine the seminar with an informal, longer Q&A session and discuss other stuff too, such as University admissions, life as researchers, you name it.

All outreach in schools is done pro-bono but if your school is in the independent sector I will kindly ask for travel reimbursement.

Video, Photos and Audios


Past outreach events

2017

  • September – Together with a group of 20 international artists and three scientists, Giorgio took part to an art/science exhibition on the nature of dreams in London. More information at http://www.in-dreams.org.
  • June – Giorgio gave a TEDx talk organised by the WycombeAbbey school. The title of the talk was “Facts and dogmas of sleep: what we know and what we think we know, but we don’t. The talk is available on the homepage”.
  • March – Anne led some Biology Workshops for A-level students in the Wohl Reach Out Lab at Imperial (They learned Bradman assay, SDS-Page, and Thin-layer chromatography)
  • April – Giorgio gave a seminar at the Tonbridge boarding school
  • May – The whole lab organized a special stand at the annual Imperial Festival
  • May – Giorgio gave a seminar at the Judd School, in Tonbridge.

2016

  • Summer – We hosted a student from the in2science program. Thanks Alice for her supervision!

2015

  • March – Alice represented the lab at the DNA summer school, presenting her work to A-level students
  • May – Anne represented the lab at the yearly Imperial Festival
  • Summer – We hosted a student from the in2science program. Thanks Alice for her supervision!

2014

  • April – Giorgio gave a seminar at the North London Collegiate School
  • May – Anne ran sessions on extracting DNA from strawberries @ the Imperial Festival

2013

  • March – Anne at the Oxford Neuroscience Week, Nuffield Department of Neuroscience, Oxford demonstrating general anatomy and function of the brain and sleep function using ’Sleep and the Brain’ activities
  • April – Anne was at the BNA 2013 (Conference of British Neuroscience Association), demonstrating psychophysical diagnostics using reaction time tasks
  • November – Anne at the Robosafari, Robogals at Science Museum London, conducting a ’Build your own robot’ workshop

2012

  • September – the lab had a stand at the second Imperial Festival
  • October – Giorgio discussed the goals and goods of Open Access publishing at the largest conference on Science policy and Outreach, SpotON