Christ Church, University of Oxford, 9-12 September 2010 Convened by the Berendel Foundation, with the University of Oxford
Concluding the first of hopefully many future collaborations, we draw your attention to the posting of 18 conference papers delivered at the Berendel Foundation’s first annual conference in Oxford on “Intercultural Humanism” in September. This truly international conference also marked the Berendel Foundation’s launch event, and covered a particularly wide range of topics discussed by renowned experts in their fields.
John Cook is based in Brisbane, Australia. He studied physics at the University of Queensland. After graduating, he majored in solar physics in his post-grad honours year. In 2007, he began the Skeptical Science website as a labour of love (and a nerdish fascination with climate science and database programming). The Skeptical Science iPhone app was released in February 2010.
Alice Sheppard moderates the Galaxy Zoo Forum. Alice prides herself as an amateur astronomer with a lifelong interest. Alice wants to become a professional science writer and promote citizen science. Pulse Project is currently producing a documentary about Galaxy Zoo. This is the second guest blog from Alice.
This next guest blog is by K.O. Myers the founder of Grassroots Skeptics. He is a recent law school graduate, proud husband and father, and very keen to see skepticism make the transition from community to social movement. He lives in Philadelphia, PA, USA with his wife and infant daughter.
Our fourth Guest blog is by Alom Shaha who gives his verdict on free educational science videos on the net. Alom is a physics teacher and film-maker. He has written, produced and directed TV programmes about science. He is also responsible for the web and video based project www.whyscience.co.uk.
Alice Sheppard moderates the Galaxy Zoo Forum, and we are delighted that she agreed to write our third Guest Blog. Alice prides herself as an amateur astronomer with a lifelong interest. Alice wants to become a professional science writer and promote citizen science. Pulse Project is currently producing a documentary about Galaxy Zoo.
Whenever I go into schools I start by asking students to draw a picture of “a scientist”. This is partly to see whether perceptions are changing thanks to Nina and the Neurones, the naked scientist et al and partly because I enjoy confirmation that perceptions haven’t changed.
David Bradley (@sciencebase) introduced me to twitter. He supported @pulseproject all the way through our first steps. We have found twitter to be a great tool to communicate information about this project to a wide audience. We are delighted that David agreed to be our first of many guest bloggers on Pulse Project.
It has been a very busy month promoting the site, and a very succesful one. I am very happy indeed that my favourite local information sheet in oxford dailyinfo.co.uk have allowed us to post a link on their website. I always enjoy reading the daily info as it lets me now exactly what is on in oxford in terms of lectures.
Welcome to the Pulse Project!
With our new virtual home having recently (re)opened its doors, we look forward to introducing you to our new website and some of its exciting new content and features. As always, we hope that these regular blogs will offer a channel of communication and are grateful for any feedback, comments, and advice you might have.
In this, our first blog, we look forward to introducing you to our new website (pulse-project.org), and some of its exciting content and features. After months of perpetual delays, we are delighted to open our new online home, and hope that these regular blogs will offer a channel of communication to ensure that the website reflects to your needs and wishes.