Opinion: We need to break science out of its ivory tower – here's one way to do this

26 Apr 2017

Science doesn't work the same for everyone everywhere - there are huge disparities in access to scientific hardware, and in gender and minority representation in labs. In this piece from The Conversation, Jenny Molloy (Department of Earth Sciences) and Max Liboiron (Memorial University of Newfoundland) look at some of the initiatives around the world which are attempting to level the playing field for scientists. 

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The trainee horticulturalist who believes gardens are for sharing

06 Apr 2017

She discovered a love of growing things in an overgrown corner of her parents’ Scottish garden. Now, she’s mastering botanical names and important practical skills at the Botanic Garden. Bryony Langley, a trainee horticultural technician, delights in the weird and wonderful plants in this vast collection.

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