Jeff Forshaw – The Forthcoming 2019 Cheltenham Science Festival

Jeff Forshaw is Professor of Particle Physics at Manchester University. As an ambassador for Potential Plus UK, he has supported the charity with fascinating talks at fundraising events. Here we hear from him about his participation in the forthcoming Cheltenham Science Festival, 4-9 June 2019. "Cheltenham Science Festival is one of the highest profile science [...]

2019-05-07T15:32:44+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Ambassadors, Focus on Potential|Tags: , |

Stoke Up the Science!

Insects, stars, the periodic table... your child is super-keen on science and just has to know more. Indeed, their passion for the subject far exceeds what you expected was usual for their age. They don’t like basic ideas but crave challenges and problem-solving: they might even long to show that they know specific scientific vocabulary. [...]

2018-10-23T09:18:27+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , , , |

Fizzy Drink Fuss!

Why have a 'bubble shortage' and 'the sugar question' been in the news? Not Enough Bubbles? Most of our favourite fizzy drinks get their fizz when the gas carbon dioxide is added, making the drink 'carbonated' and bubbly. This is true for drinks like cola as well as water and can arise in nature, or [...]

2018-09-07T14:06:47+00:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , |

Going Green (Literally!)

“We have met the little green men from outer space, and they are us.” (Village of the Chosen) In 1983, Alan Dean Foster published a science fiction story called the Village of the Chosen.* In it people are able to photosynthesise. The utopian story held that “With our friendly alga as a partner, everyone on [...]

2018-06-19T09:59:02+00:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Focus on Potential|Tags: , |
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