Latest Innovation & Engagement News
The School takes an active role in engaging with the public to promote its research activities and science in general. You can find more details of the staff involved here.
Monmouth Science Initiative
6th Form students from a selection of Schools in Monmouth visited PHRMY on 20th November 2013
Prof Tony Campbell and Prof Ken Wann are Board members of the Darwin Centre for Biology and Medicine in Pembrokeshire, which aims to bring cutting edge science and entrepreneurship into everyday life through schools, festivals and public engagement with science and health.
Arwyn is very active in public engagement of science. He regularly contributes to BBC/S4C TV and Radio Cymru news programmes, is also actively engaged in discussing other aspects of science on TV and radio and also visits local schools and colleges to showcase science.
Science of Me event at Techniquest
Jenny Wymant, a postgraduate student in the Arwyn Jones research group, took part in the Science of Me engagement event at Techniquest recently. Jenny worked alongside Dr Karen Reed from BIOSI and Dr Ian Lewis, Associate Director of Research at Tenovus, in an ice cream van that had been converted into a mini-laboratory. The lab provided a fun environment for teaching Techniquest visitors about cells, DNA and cancer research
A number of staff are involving pupils of all ages in Schools with a series of hands-on science and experiments.
Dr Sion Coulman and Dr Sophie Buchaillard-Davies (late, Optometry) are members of the interdisciplinary group, which was short listed in the Celebrating Excellence Awards Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Engagement category. The work of the group establishes a long-term engagement between the University and the Grangetown district, aimed at bringing visible and tangible development for the people of that neighbourhood.
The Brain Games
The Brain Games will be run at The National Museum on 16th March 2014 (Brain Awareness Week). This will be for primary age children and will also involve visiting primary schools in advance of this date to promote the event and set a neuro art competition Dr Emma Lane is involved in this.
Also Dr Emma Kidd and Rhian Thomas did 2 back-to- back assemblies in Whitchurch Primary School on Thursday 24th Oct as part of the Brain Games initiative. The people behind the Brain Games have committed to doing an assembly in all the 91 primary schools in Cardiff by the end of this academic year. The children are given a book at the end so that they can find out more about their brain. The children learnt about some of the things their brains can do and they and their teachers took part in various interactive activities.