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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 […]

LIYSF Day 4: Where Perrin Walks (P)

Hi everyone, This morning, we heard from Jonathon Firth of Virgin Galactic. He spoke of his work advancing the space industry. Virgin Galactic currently allows people access to several minutes of space flight and microgravity (for a prohibitive price), and are developing a satellite delivery service. They offer positions to non-American citizens (something that most […]

LIYSF Day 4: Riverboats and Spaceships

This morning was lovely, because I got to sleep in. What a busy few days it has been, I was thankful to catch up on some sleep. The first activity today was a lecture from Dr. Jonathan Firth talking about the work being done by Virgin Galactic. The company is a branch of Virgin that […]

LIYSF Day 3: Bio-engineering is really cool

Today the first item on my agenda was a trip to the biomaterials lab at the Imperial College in London. We started off with a quick lecture on bio-engineering and the use of engineered scaffolds for controlled cell growth, then had a tour of the lab where there were post-docs working on a variety of […]