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Linda Conlon

About Linda Conlon

Linda Conlon is chief executive of the International Centre for Life.

Scientific evidence is proving no match for emotionalism

Linda Conlon, Chief Executive of the International Centre for Life, took stock of the growing primacy of emotional resonance over fact during an address at the opening of the ASTC 2017 conference in San Jose, California, on Saturday 21 October.

Nearly 2,000 delegates from science centres around the world are attending the annual four-day conference.Read more

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ASTC Adventures

Linda Conlon Centre for LifeAs you may know, I’m chair of the Association of Science and Technology Centres (ASTC), which means that I have travelled around the world an awful lot this year!

I was privileged to address colleagues from around the world on 24 September, at the opening of ASTC’s annual conference in Tampa, Florida.… Read more

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The post-Brexit ‘new divide’ and the importance of engaging with migrants and refugees

Linda Conlon, CEO of International Centre for LifeLinda Conlon, chief executive of the International Centre for Life, has issued a rallying call to science centres across the world this weekend, warning them to engage with refugees and migrants – or risk rendering themselves obsolete. Linda, who is chair of the Association of Science and Technology Centres (ASTC), the international body that represents science centres globally, delivered the controversial address at the opening of their annual conference in Tampa, Florida on Saturday 24 September.Read more

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Bringing BODY WORLDS to Life

On 29 January, we announced that BODY WORLDS Vital is coming to Life in May. Having seen other Body Worlds exhibitions in New York, Phoenix and London, I’m incredibly excited that we’re bringing it to Newcastle so I thought I’d focus my first blog post on trying to explain why this prestigious exhibition is the perfect fit for our Science Centre.… Read more

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