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Science Communication MSc

Think Physics is based at Northumbria University, where it just so happens we run a Science Communication MSc course as a joint endeavour with the Centre for Life (who are also a Think Physics partner – are you spotting a pattern here?).

There are several such courses in the country, notably the ones run by Imperial College and the University of the West of England. The Northumbria course differs primarily in the close association with a leading visitor centre: if you look closely at the range of courses available, you’ll see that each skews towards a different niche and specialism.

The course is currently recruiting for its second entry cohort, either for full-time study over one year or part-time over two. Useful links:

Experiment Zone Launch

Our partners the Centre for Life today launched their new Experiment Zone – a space for exploration and practical science. We were delighted to be there to join the celebrations, and see CBBC science specialist Fran Scott doing her thing:

Experiment Zone Launch 1

The purpose of the event, though, was to see the new zone in action. It’s a laboratory space, but not as you know it. OK, so it looks a little like a lab space in this photo:

Experiment Zone: picture #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia

Experiment Zone: picture #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia

…but when you see it in person you’ll realise it’s not like any lab you’ve seen. Life have some more details about it, but our advice is to head to Life and experience it yourself.

Experiment Zone opens to the public from Friday 3rd April.