Derby British Science Association

Science and Engineering in Derby and Derbyshire

Be the Bunny

One of the most important parts of science is the experimenting bit. It’s also probably the most enjoyable part for many scientists. Some experiments involve several hundred tiny cells, others … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 4 Comments

Taller, yet tinier, tower

So there you are. In the city of romance, fashion and copious amounts of stinky cheese. Beautiful Paris, and sat looking at one of civil engineering’s greatest creations. Sadly you … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Interview: Stephanie Archer

Stephanie Archer is a health psychologist currently based at the University of Derby, and for two years has been running the gynaecological cancer study that Heidi Sowter mentioned a few … Continue reading

September 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Science things to do as summer ends

Those of you who are parents of younger humans may well be in countdown phase now, and seeking last minute entertainment prospects before one more episode of ‘Winx Club’ sends … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Science news round up

This week is a round up of some of the science news stories you might have missed… This week many teenagers were approaching envelopes with the kind of fear usually … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · Leave a comment


What makes your blood pressure raise? Beyond watching your favourite sports team do something infuriatingly stupid, or seeing someone reverse into your car, what make it go up? Or down? … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hooke Me Up

What do horology, cellular biology, and materials engineering have in common? They all have significant contributions from one man. A man who managed not only to advance microscopy and tension … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Interview: Heidi Sowter

It could be quite easy to get the impression that scientists have a very simple career path. That at 15, when picking their A-level/Baccalaureate subjects they know exactly that they … Continue reading

July 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

Paint it Bloch

A Philosopher giving a Lecture on the Orrery in which a lamp is put in place of the Sun by Joseph Wright, 1766 One of Derby’s most famous sons, and … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

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