The Periodic Table of Videos (PTOV) and Sixty Symbols (SS) are a collaborative effort between video journalist Brady Haran and the School of Chemistry and School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham. Our two collections of several hundred short videos on scientific topics are hosted on YouTube and are available through our dedicated websites. The twochannels have gained an enthusiastic global audience with over 29 million total video views. Though the initial goals of the projects were to produce one video for each element in the Periodic Table (PTOV) and 60 videos about the symbols used in physics and astronomy (SS), both projects have instead responded to a tide of viewer enthusiasm to evolve into ongoing projects far beyond their original scope.
Cultural Exchanges is a festival of ideas and performance which takes place annually and features high profile speakers and guests from literature, arts, media and public life. Past guests have included Grayson Perry, Ben Okri, Meera Syal, Adrian Lester, Matthew Bourne, Billy Bragg, Ken Loach, Nitin Sawhney and Germaine Greer.
“The NSO is a truly wonderful resource which is so much more than just a sophisticated eye to the universe. Just as importantly, it gives us a powerful platform from which to proceed with inspiring students in science through astronomy” (Science teacher)
Ciencia&Media is a 30 minutes weekly radio program dedicated to the communication of science, performed by the Scientific Culture and Research Promotion Unit of the University of Murcia in collaboration with the public broadcasting radio station Onda Regional.
Catalysis is a cross-discipline involving chemistry, physics, biology, and engineers.
The objective of the project is to bring catalysis to broader audience. This is done using as an example the conversion of methane. The complexity of the research on catalysts for methane conversion is shown by a movie using simple words and pictures.
Centre of the Cell is a £4 million biomedical science centre; educational website and outreach project aimed at children and young people aged 9 to 19, families and youth and community groups. The Centre of the Cell 'Pod' (resembling a 16 cell human embryo) is dramatically suspended above the laboratories and provides young people with a unique interactive insight into what scientists do and how their work influences real life. Centre of the Cell's Director, Professor Fran Balkwill OBE FMedSci, is a leading cancer researcher and science communication expert.
Bright Club is a series of events where academics perform stand-up comedy about their research in a professional comedy venue to an audience beyond the usual suspects. Full details of the project are available at www.brightclub.org