Archive | Science in London (LIYSF)

LIYSF Day 10: Engineering, Chemistry, and the Cabaret (P)

Hi everyone, The days are starting to blur together now. Lack of sleep and constant activity is definitely reducing my ability to do…anything, really. Such as post blog posts on time. Or remember what happened on which day (I wrote a paragraph about the Culham Fusion Centre before realizing I’d already written about it) But […]

(T) LIYSF Day 8: Lecture day

We had specialist lectures first thing in the morning today. Headed out to Queen’s lawn after breakfast to find our group, and before splitting up into groups we heard a lecture from Sir Roy Anderson. He spoke about viruses and epidemics and ways we can study and control these. Post-lecture, we headed to our separate […]

LIYSF Day 9: Fusion, Oxford, and Duct Tape (P)

Hi everyone, Today, I visited the Culham Fusion Centre. Unlike many Nuclear Fusion research centres, they accepted the joke that “Nuclear Fusion has been 30 years away for the last 60 years”. However, they provided an explanation: Material science is bottlenecking progress, not the underlying physics, so all we need is more engineers working on […]

LIYSF Day 8: Skits and Stuff (P)

Hi Everyone, My alarm failed to go off this morning, so I woke up at 8:30, when I needed to be fed and ready to go to a lecture. I threw on clothes and sprinted to the lecture, just making it on time. Later, I learned that other people had flat-out missed some of the […]

LIYSF Day 7: Space Stuff (P)

Hi Everyone, Today (yesterday?), I woke up far too early in the morning in order to visit Leicester. Fortunately, everyone else headed there agreed, so I spent the majority of the 2.5 hour bus ride asleep in relative quiet. Once we reached our destination, we piled out of the bus and visited the University of […]

LIYSF Day 7: The day I slept in

Woke up this morning to realize I had set my alarm for pm, not am…. coincidentally I had missed the bus for my visit to the National Space Academy. Unfortunately I was also feeling quite unwell so I decided that I should take the day to sleep and do laundry. However, I was quite disappointed […]

LIYSF Day 6: Numberphile and the Great Crossword Treasure Hunt (P)

Hi everyone, Today was a very interesting day, but this post won’t be very long; I have to be awake at 5:00am tomorrow. I’ve also had to spend a significant amount of time this evening with a difficult UFV political situation; I’m not pleased that it has cropped up. Today started with joining a small […]

LIYSF Day 6: A busy day

I don’t know why this day in particular is busy. It just feels that way and I am tired. Woke up and headed out to the dining hall. I ended up following some Australians to a sporting goods store after breakfast, and we almost missed getting to our specialty lectures on time. I made it […]

LIYSF Day 5: A Day for Exploring

Today was wonderful! I was one of the few not attending Stonehenge today, and because of that I woke to a quiet house and a day for shopping. I ended up sleeping so late, I missed breakfast, so I brought myself down to one of the many cafes surrounding South Kensington Station. Breakfast was wonderful, […]

LIYSF Day 5: Stonehenge, Salisbury, Singing, and Sniping (P)

Hi Everyone, Today was full. First, we visited Stonehenge. Singing Aussies dominated the bus ride there, although once their bluetooth speaker died, I enjoyed some of the countryside. Stonehenge looked more or less as I’d expected – a gathering of stones. One of the stones looked somewhat like a winking face. It was impressive to […]