Posts Tagged ‘science’

Go on, be ExpeRimental and get stuck into science!

Mar 03 2015

I have what I believe is the best job in the world, I spend my days as the Science Learning Manager at the Royal Institution (home of the famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES) coming up with ideas about how to get people excited about science. My goal is to make science accessible, enjoyable and meaningful for everyone, regardless of their background, location or previous experience with the subject.

I’m also a London mum of two girls, Viola aged 6 and Elodie aged 3, and I find it incredibly satisfying to help them explore their natural curiosity about the world around them and how it works. This makes me especially passionate about supporting parents to get stuck into science at home so that they too can enjoy the same experiences.

About

Olympia Brown is The Science Learning Manager responsible for running the CHRISTMAS LECTURES at the Royal Institution working closely with the television production team in the selection of both the theme for the lectures and the Christmas lecturer themselves. She manages the process from start to finish; working with a large team of TV producers, script writers, demo designers and a whole host of others to create the 3-lecture series. In her role, Olympia deals with a wide range of scientists, including Nobel Prize winners, as well as lots of children and various animals, all while ensuring the lectures are delivered on time and within budget!

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OVER A QUARTER OF CHILDREN WANT TO STUDY SCIENCES AT UNIVERSITY

Nov 28 2012

27% of children would most like to study a STEM subject at university. A degree in Technology, Engineering or Physics appeals to just 3% of girls – vs 23% of boys. PROFESSOR BRIAN COX said, “If the Government really does want to make Britain the best place in the world to do science, then we need to open up the doors of our universities to the many thousands of kids who want to study STEM subjects. Not only will this make them happy, it will give them the wherewithal to contribute to the future of our economy.”

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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Little scientist experiments: Sink and float

Nov 15 2012

Here is another easy experiment made by our Little scientist to learn the sinking and floating concept.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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Little scientist experiments: Make your own mini volcano

Oct 19 2012

Take a look at this video where our little scientist six year old Diego attempts to make his very first volcano inspired by the history how Mount Vesuvius destroyed the Italian city of Pompeii.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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Chilean Rescue Capsule goes on display at the Science Museum (FREE LONDON)

Feb 08 2012

From Saturday 11th February 2012, the Science Museum is to display the Chilean rescue capsule – Fénix 2. So exciting, thinking at the incredible story we all watched on TV only a couple of years ago.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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