What happens when you mix Science with Politics?

This week I took part in The Royal Society Pairing Scheme 2017, which aims to “build bridges between parliamentarians, civil servants and some of the best research scientists in the UK.”. It was one of the most eye-opening experiences in my career to date. If you are a scientist in the UK, I urge you to apply.

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Southampton’s Largest International Women’s Day Celebration in Decades

I have lived in Southampton for nearly six years and feel like I’ve only just uncovered the tip of the iceberg on what this city has to offer (no Titanic pun intended). There is a definite underground scene here and once you delve into its waters, you’ll find a hive of bustling businesses, independent music venues and a truly thriving community.

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Early Career Scientists in Parliament

The look upon my face as I sat in the “horseshoe”, normally reserved for MPs to interrogate witnesses, was one of a nervous disposition. Hidden below this angry exterior however was excitement and believe it or not, happiness. Invited to represent The Royal Society, one of the most prestigious and historical societies in the world, dating back to 1660, was something I never thought would happen. Maybe this was imposter syndrome, but I did wonder how I managed to be so lucky. As I try to keep reminding myself however, it was not luck, but hard work and determination which brought me to Parliament on that very day.

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