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Sketches of Significant Women: Chien-Shiung Wu

image source The “first lady of physics” who dedicated her life to the advancement of science and was an encouraging advocate for women in STEM. Despite being shunned in the 1957 Nobel Prize for Physics, Wu never forgot that her … Continue reading

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Sketches of Significant Women: Alice Ball

image source Alice Ball was a scientific pioneer whose achievements were buried until relatively recently. Despite her very short life (she died aged 24), Alice discovered the first effective treatment for leprosy by extracting the active ingredient from the Chaulmoogra … Continue reading

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Sketches of Significant Women: Marie Curie

image source Who better to kick off the science series of SSW than Marie Curie? A figure-head of women in science, not only was she the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, but was the first (and only) women … Continue reading

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Introducing: Sketches of Significant Women

I always seem to preface new posts with: “sorry it’s been so long”, but SORRY IT’S BEEN SO LONG… However, I wanted to get back into the swing of things by announcing a brand new podcast I’ve decided to attempt: … Continue reading

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I listen to podcasts almost every time i’m walking, and since I walk everywhere I have amassed a collection of favourite broadcasts which I thought i’d put up on here for your perusal. Obviously this isn’t going to be definitive, … Continue reading

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It’s been a good while since my last post; a period during which a lot has happened both personally and globally. Firstly, I guess a quick catch up is in order. I am still working as a voluntary research assitant … Continue reading

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BPS West Midlands Branch Conference 2015

So I rounded off my visit to my parents house by attending this conference, and I wasn’t disappointed. At first, I was just eager to find out what a BPS conference might be like, since the range of psychology branches … Continue reading

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Refugee Crisis

There’s been several times in this last year where I have felt increasingly ashamed to be from the UK. I’m not entirely sure whether this is symptomatic of growing older, or my increased exposure to the media. But it’s present … Continue reading

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On my reading list

Anyone who knows me well will attest to the fact that I love reading and I love making lists, so a summer reading list was pretty much inevitable. I started collating mine during exam season, probably during a bout of … Continue reading

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Finding a voice

As an undergraduate student, I am relatively new to the scientific writing field. Sure, I have studied psychology since I was 16 years old, but I was never asked to write an actual paper until I was 18 (i’m 19 … Continue reading

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