Author Archives: Nicola Mcintosh

About Nicola Mcintosh

Hola! Communications Manager for the Life Science Centre here, spreading the word about this great place!

60 second interview with… Professor Richard Wiseman

Richard WisemanMagician turned psychologist and broadcaster Richard Wiseman comes to Life this September to explore how our minds work by looking at tricks and illusions. We caught up with him to find out more about the man behind Mind Magic.

1. Describe your current role:

I am the Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire.… Read more

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The future for Science Centres

Linda Conlon, International Centre for Life

Linda Conlon, Chief Executive, International Centre for Life, Chair, ASTC

This week, I’m off to China to speak at the annual conference of the Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centres, ASPAC 2016.

The conference will take place at the China Science and Technology Museum in Beijing from 17-20 May and will be attended by senior science centre representatives from across the Asia-Pacific region.… Read more

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60 second interview with… Dr Angelina Whalley

Dr Angelina Whalley

Dr Angelina Whalley is director of the Institute for Plastination

Dr Angelina Whalley, a licensed physician, is the Director of the Institute for Plastination in Heidelberg, Germany. She is married to Dr Gunther von Hagens and is the creative and conceptual designer and curator of the BODY WORLDS exhibitions, including ANIMAL INSIDE OUT which opens at Life on 28 May.Read more

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60 Second Interview with Sandy Enoch from Robotical

RoboticalWe caught up with Sandy Enoch from Robotical, one of this weekend’s Makers who’ll be showing his 3D printed walking robot Archie, which is designed for kids (and big kids) to build and programme.

Describe your current role:

I’ve just finished my PhD in robotics and I’m now working to turn a side project – low cost, 3D printable walking robots – into a real product.… Read more

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60 Second Interview with Joshua Leighton Trew: Lord of Lightning

Lords of LightningLords of Lightning will be headlining this year’s Maker Faire UK (23 and 24 April) with their electrifying Tesla coil displays. Joshua Leighton Trew, the ‘blue’ Lord of Lightning, took a minute out from perfecting his routine to answer a few questions.

Describe your current role:

I am a ‘Lord of Lightning’ which involves standing on top of a Tesla coil in a chain mail suit and firing 2 million volt lightning bolts from my body during a choreographed performance.… Read more

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2016

This week is National Apprenticeship Week 2016. An apprenticeship can take you anywhere! Young people, entrepreneurs and businesses can “rise to the top” through traineeships and apprenticeships.  All week, we’ve been introducing members of staff who are either apprentices or have worked their way up having started as an apprentice with us.… Read more

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2016

We’ve been celebrating our apprentices this week as its National Apprenticeship Week 2016. Today, we meet Courtney, our youngest apprentice who joined us straight from school in 2015.

60 second interview with: Courtney Fisk, HR Apprentice, Life.

Courtney Frisk

Courtney Fisk

1. Describe your current role:

I am a HR Business Apprentice. The main purpose of my role is to provide administrative support to the HR team which could be answering the telephone, dealing with recruitment, replying to emails, scanning and photocopying.… Read more

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From apprentice to Building Services Manager: meet Neil

As its National Apprenticeship Week 2016, we’re celebrating the apprentices we have at Life. An apprenticeship can take you anywhere! Young people, entrepreneurs and businesses can “rise to the top” through traineeships and apprenticeships. A perfect example of this is Neil Rutherford who joined Life in 2003 as an apprentice and has worked his way through the ranks to the role of Building Services Manager.… Read more

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2016

This week is National Apprenticeship Week 2016. An apprenticeship can take you anywhere! Young people, entrepreneurs and businesses can “rise to the top” through traineeships and apprenticeships. In this post, meet William, our HR Assistant, who joined Life on a human resources apprenticeship in 2012. He’s gone on to gain his associateship of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) and we’re currently supporting him through his Level 5 studies.Read more

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60 Second Interview with Don Jack, Owner of Robot Exhibition

Don JackFind out more about the man behind Life’s latest exhibition, Robot, which is here until 17 April 2016.

Describe your current role:

I’m the Creative Director at Ideas.co.uk and touringexhibition.co.uk.

Worst job you’ve ever done?

While making a promo movie for a leading German fashion company one of our hire trucks broke down half way down a snow-covered Scottish mountain side.… Read more

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