Organising a conference is hard work!

March arrives and it's time for the annual Natural History Museum (NHM) Student Conference! I am on the student committee and so help with the organisation. There's a lot to do organising a conference but we learnt from last year and with new members on the team it seemed a lot less stressful this year! …

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Science Uncovered 2016

Science Uncovered is part of European Researchers' Night, and is a free annual festival of science held at various institutions across the UK giving the public the opportunity to discover rare items from the Museum collections, meet experts and take part in interactive science stations, debates and behind-the-scenes tours. This is the fourth Science Uncovered I have …

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Natural History Museum Nature Live

On Sunday I presented my new citizen science project Earthworm Watch at two Nature Live events at the Natural History Museum. Nature Live events are hosted in the Attenborough Studio and are a chance for members of the public to meet scientists and discover the research that goes on behind the scenes at the Museum. …

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The Natural History Museum Student Conference

Every year the Natural History Museum Student Association organises a conference held for Museum-based students to present their research. This year I am on the Student Association Committee so was involved in helping with the conference, and also presented a poster and a talk. Organising a conference is hard work! There are sponsors to find, speakers …

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Hat wearing PhD supervisors & other Christmas hijinks

Thankfully I managed to avoid being dragged to see the Oxford Street Christmas lights this year but as my Christmas-loving boyfriend was visiting it would be rude to not show him any and he was happy with seeing some of the Regent Street lights during a day out in London. As I described in an …

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Soil biodiversity in the garden

This week the Wildlife Gardening Forum held its conference 'Soil Biodiversity in the Garden' at the Natural History Museum in London. Being a keen gardener and researching soil biodiversity I had to go along. The Wildlife Gardening Forum is a group of organisations and people who are passionate about wildlife in gardens and seek to …

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A trip to the Horniman Museum

I took a day off from studying to visit the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill, South East London. The museum has been on my 'places to visit list' for sometime, and I was particularly looking forward to meeting its famous walrus specimen, which even has its own Twitter account. Since rain was forecast we decided …

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