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Science Events in London: 2 – 8 April

Easter Holidays have begun here and with that comes a much quieter period of events, with most of the university events on hiatus for the next fortnight. On the upside, many of the museums are running special holiday activities for children with the Natural History Museum leading the way with a series of activities themed around chocolate eggs.  Read more

Science Funding: Funding Cancer Research UK

Over the years science funding has changed significantly. In the past, funding would have been obtained through private benefaction or from wealthy individuals. Today, researchers are usually funded by a mixture of grants from government agencies, non-profit foundations and institutions. However, with the increasing popularity of social media and the internet, methods used to obtain money may be undergoing a shift. New routes linking funding sources with scientists are being increasingly explored. Tighter budgets and struggling economies are driving a need for new ways of funding and social media is proving to be invaluable in raising awareness of projects and linking like-minded people more effectively.  Read more

Science Events in London 26 March – 1st April

Monday – Cafe Scientifique is back at the Royal Society with Seeing Double, looking at human figures in computer graphics and asking why the brain struggles to accept them as real. 6:30-8pm at the Royal Society, free and no need to book, but places are first come, first served.  Read more