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

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”.
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