<p>Running from the 20th-22nd of May the international, three-day Pint of Science festival will see thousands of scientists simultaneously bringing their research out of the lab to share with the public in over 300 cities across 24 countries. Founded seven years ago by two UK researchers, the festival brings a unique line up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments to the nation’s favourite locals. New for 2019 is the festival theme “What Next?” – we’ll be posing this critical question to researchers working across a huge range of scientific disciplines.</p>
Insightful, moving, funny and inspirational take on the interconnected worlds of women, science and space travel
Six months ago renowned space scientist Maggie Hill launched a career-defining mission to find habitable planets beyond our solar system. It did not go well. Then her girlfriend stopped speaking to her. Maggie’s going to have to address both of these catastrophes.
Fish at Living Coasts in Torquay have been observed performing a mating behaviour that zookeepers think has never before been recorded. Animal experts filmed female four-eyed fish (Anableps anableps) rocking from side-to-side; this appeared to attract the male to come and mate.
Leading independent city Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers , Thompson Jenner LLP, has made a two-year deal to support the Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST), joining a group of prestigious organisations that fund the group’s work to support the growth of Exeter’s science and technology sector.
On Thursday 19th July, the Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST) is hosting an event to discuss the evolution of digital currencies.
Robert McIlwraith, chairman of ExIST, said “The development of digital currencies presents opportunities and challenges, which businesses must meet. We are pleased to invite great speakers to help us examine this topic. I encourage anyone with a business focus in science and technology, as well as an interest in cryptocurrencies, to attend to the event.”
Dartmoor Zoo, renowned for its international conservation and education programmes, has welcomed 167 young women and schoolgirls to an evening of inspiring talks, expert advice, and close-up encounters with some of the zoo’s smaller amphibian and invertebrate residents.
Arranged by Women in STEM Plymouth (WISP), and sponsored by Babcock International, the event, which was designed to encourage school girls and young women into careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), was heralded as a tremendous success.
On Thursday 19th October, the Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST) will be taking a closer look at AI and Robotics, focusing on emerging technologies, the sector’s impact on the workplace and the implications and effects of both on workplace and education needs currently and in the future.
Confirmed speakers for October’s quarterly event will include; Kate Doodson, Joint Chief Executive of Cosmic, David Ferguson, Head of Digital Innovation at EDF and John Laramy, Principal at Exeter College.
On Thursday 19th October, Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST) will be taking a closer look at AI and Robotics, focusing on emerging technologies, the sector’s impact on the workplace and the implications and effects of both on workplace and education needs currently and in the future.