Exhale & Exchange

1 June 2017

Claire McBrien, Mike Cox, Leah Cuthbertson, Sarah Dwyer, Adam Lewis, Ishita Marwah, Miriam Moffatt, Liz Starren and Mica Tolosa-Wright attended the first in a series of experimental workshops held at the Wellcome Collection Reading Room. Bringing together respiratory researchers, people affected by lung conditions and their carers, and visitors to Wellcome Collection, the event used voice and sound as a way to exchange experience, stories and knowledge about breathing and lung health. The workshop was facilitated by Phoene Cave.

Read more about Exhale and Exchange.

Exhale & Exchange


Imperial Festival

6-7 May 2017

Naoko Atsumi, Nora Clarke, Helena Lund-Palau, Isaac Martin, Ronan Murphy, Katerina Pilou, Aarash Saleh, Wynne Smith and Nicole Westrupp delivered The Virus Hustle.

The Virus Hustle 

Chrystalla Constantinou, Andrea Massaia, Michela Noseda, Sara Samari collaborated with illustrator and artist Grace Holliday to deliver Haystack in a Heart Cell.

Haystack in a Heart Cell

Read about NHLI at the Imperial Festival.


Science in Store

28 January 2017

Joseph Boyle, Neil Dufton, Sian Harding, Nicola Hellen, Michela Noseda, Michael Schneider, Koval Smith and Matthew Turley discussed cardiac and vascular research over tea and biscuits with visitors to the British Heart Foundation Furniture and Electrical Shop in Ealing and delivered lego blood vessel building activities, DIY Heart Cells and a 'Heart Hunt' treasure hunt around the furniture store for the third Science in Store event in partnership with the British Heart Foundation.

Read more on the Science in Store events.

Science in Store 3


Science in Store

24 November 2016

Neil Dufton and Viktoria Kalna discussed vascular research over tea and biscuits with visitors to the British Heart Foundation Furniture and Electrical Shop in Ealing and delivered a lego 'build a blood vessel' activity for the second Science in Store event in partnership with the British Heart Foundation.

Science in Store 2

 


Science in Store

29 October 2016

Marta Abreu Paiva, Jennifer Furman and Nicola Hellen discussed heart research over tea and biscuits with visitors to the British Heart Foundation Furniture and Electrical shop in Ealing for the first event of Science in Store in partnership with the British Heart Foundation.

Science in Store 1

 


New Scientist Live

22 September 2016

Claire Poulet collaborated with Sophie Pendrell from Technology Will Save Us to deliver DIY Heart Cells for New Scientist Live at London's Excel Centre.

DIY Heart Cells

Sonya Babu-Narayan, Su-lin Lee, Jennifer Keegan and Julia Coffey delivered Navigate the Heart.

Navigate the Heart


Summer School

3 August 2016

Tankut Guney ran a tutorial called The High Altitude Game as part of Imperial Outreach's summer school for 6th form pupils. The game was originally devised with Dr James Moss and Dr Saleh for first year medical students.

Read about Tank's experience on the NHLI blog.

Tank with pupils


I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here!

13 - 23 June 2016

Kylie Belchamber took part in I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here! an X Factor-style competition where school students are the judges and are able to ask scientists anything they want. Kylie took part in the Cell Zone and came third.

Kylie Belchamber

 


Imperial Festival

7 - 8 May 2016

Marta Abreu Paiva, Kylie Belchamber,  Aime Boakye, Joseph Boyle, Mike Cox, Lareb Dean, Margarita Gorodezky, Mozhgon Jeddi, Verdiana Martello, Kirsty Meldrum, Stef Piatek, Ryan Robinson, Adi Sharanya, Natalia Smoktunowicz, Mica Tolosa-Wright and Elena Turek delivered activities from The Heart and Lung Convenience Store.

Microbe Mix

Darius Armstrong-James’ team were in the Superbug Zone which brought together researchers working on antimicrobial resistance, microbiology and diseases such as malaria. Read about NHLI at the Imperial Festival.

Fungi at Imperial Festival


The Heart and Lung Convenience Store

19 October - 1 November 2015

Over 90 scientists from the National Heart and Lung Institute collaborated with designers Chris Faulds, Annie Bowers, Rob Harris, Emily Briselden-Waters, Sean Turner and performer James Harvey on The Heart and Lung Convenience Store.

Exterior heart and lung convenience store


 

British Heart Foundation stall, Santander Breakthrough Box Live Event

22 September 2015

Claire Poulet delivered DIY Heart Cells at the Santander Breakthrough Box Live Event as part of the British Heart Foundation stall.

Two people at stall


 

Einstein's Garden, The Green Man Festival

21-23 August 2015

Claire Poulet and Magda Kloc collaborated with Sophie Pendrall from Technology Will Save Us to take DIY Heart Cells to Einstein's Garden at the Green Man Festival as part of The Mad Hackers Tea Party.

Scientist helps children with plasticine


 

Synapse

7 June 2015

Jill Johnson ran a one-day workshop entitled Synapse with the Girl Guides and the British Society for Immunology. In biology, a synapse is where two cells come together and communicate with each other. In the same way, this workshop brought girls aged 10-17 together with scientists for a day full of science communication, fun and learning. 

Girls hold up test tubes

 
Synapse allowed the girls to experience immunology through hands-on activities in the Wohl Reach Out Lab at Imperial College London as well as through direct engagement with scientists currently working at the university. 

Synapse

Synapse was a day full of immunology-based activities held at Imperial College London

 

The day was a great success, with 30 participants and eight contributing scientists from the National Heart and Lung Institute. This event was designed to foster interest in science in general and immunology in particular, at an especially important time for girls as they select their GCSE and A levels subjects. 


 

Imperial Festival

9-10 May 2015

Elena Turek and Mike Cox collaborated with textile designer Racheal Pilston to create Microbiome Home, an interactive installation about the lung microbiome and the interactions between different microbial species. The activity was also delivered by Stef Piatek, Hima Anbunathan, Ernie Wong, Adam Januszewski, Phil James, Simon Brill and Verdiana Martello.

Girl interacts with exhibition

Claire Poulet collaborated with Sophie Pendrell from design and education company Technology Will Save Us to develop DIY Heart Cells, a workshop using elecro dough to make conductive cardiomyocytes. The activity was also delivered by Nicola Hellen, Tom Owen, Magda Kloc, Viola Kooji and Edit Gara. 

Plasticine heart cells


 

Your Future Your Ambition

5 March 2015

Sarah Bowling, Nicola Hellen, Ryan Robinson and Matt Tranter told inspirational stories about how they became a scientist at this careers event for school students.

People talk in group standing

 


NHLI Bring Your Child to Work Day

30 October 2014

Like last year, tens of volunteers across the department came together to deliver the NHLI Bring Your Child to Work Day which is part of the department's Athena SWAN initiative.

Two girls look at fingerprint



How to Catch Flu

Peter Openshaw and researchers from MOSAIC collaborated with artist Steven Appleby and filmmaker Pete Bishop to deliver How to Catch Flu, a short animated film about the flu virus. Read more about the project here 

How to catch Flu

How to catch Flu from Pete Bishop

 How to catch Flu from Pete Bishop on Vimeo.



The Heart and Lung Repair Shop

7-20 July 2014

Over 60 scientists from the National Heart and Lung Institute collaborated with designers Annie Bowers,  Chris Faulds, Andrew Friend and Joe Pochciol on Hammersmith’s first pop-up science shop, The Heart and Lung Repair Shop.

People in pop-up shop



Natural History Museum - Universities Week

9-10 June 2014

Neil Dufton, Jill Johnson, John-Poul Ng-Blichfeldt, Dina Pospori, Sara Rankin, Carolyn Webb and Suet-Ping Wong collaborated with textile designer Rachael Pilston and performer Jenni Jackson to deliver (Bioengineered) Blood Lines, a participatory knitted installation inspired by vascular biology and the vascularisation of bioengineered tracheas.

Lady points to statue


 
Imperial Festival

9-10 May 2014

Gaynor Campbell and Natasha Gunawardana created the Snot Doctors exhibit.

Snot Doctors

Peter Openshaw and researchers from MOSAIC collaborated with artist Steven Appleby and filmmaker Pete Bishop to deliver How to Catch Flu, an interactive stall about the flu virus.

Cards pinned to board

Joe Boyle, Neil Dufton, Jill Johnson, Lourdes Osuna Almagro, Luke Payne Dina Pospori, Sara Rankin, Daniel Reed, Anusha Seneviratne, Aarti Shah, Koval Smith, Carolyn Webb and Suet-Ping Wong collaborated with textile designer Rachael Pilston and performer Jenni Jackson to deliver (Bioengineered) Blood Lines, a participatory knitted installation inspired by vascular biology and the vascularisation of bioengineered tracheas, plus a programme of short talks about relevant research.

Scientist and children knit



The Crick Institute Science Museum Late

26 February 2014

Neil Dufton, Evie Maifoshie, Stefania Mataragka, Sarah Mazi, Nura Mohamed, Hara Nikolakopoulou, Luke Payne, Dina Pospori, Anna Randi, Sara Rankin, Daniel Reed, Jill Johnson, Anusha Seneviratne, Aarti Shah, Koval Smith and Suet-Ping Wong collaborated with textile designer Rachael Pilston, installation designer Andrew Friend and performer Lynne Forbes to deliver (Bioengineered) Blood Lines, a participatory knitted installation inspired by vascular biology and the vascularisation of bioengineered tracheas.

Blood Lines at Science Museum


 

Imperial Fringe: Fluid Thinking

12 December 2013

Neil Dufton, Dina Pospori, Anna Randi, Lourdes Osuna Almagro, Aarti Shah and Koval Smith collaborated with textile designer Rachael Pilston to deliver Blood Lines, a participatory knitted installation inspired by the vascular system.

Two adults and child knit in front of xmas tree


 

NHLI Bring Your Child to Work Day

28 October 2013

Many NHLI researchers participated in this event, including Antonia Solomon, Evie Maifoshie, Hara Nikolakopoulou, Anusha Seneviratne and Kyasha Sri Ranjan who delivered Heart On Your Hand.  And Kylie Belchamber, Ceri Davies, Amy Day, Tank Guney, Rebecca Holloway and Adam Loveridge who delivered Bronchial Biscuits, Balloon Breathing & Snotty Sputum Smoothies

Adults and kids at table with pen markers


 

Palaces

Various exhibitions from 10 December 2011 to 30 September 2013 at venues including the Science Museum (London), Centre of the Cell (London), Museum of Science and Industry (Manchester), The Bluecoat (Liverpool) and Royal Albert Museum (Exteter).

Sara Rankin collaborated with Artist Gina Czarnecki to create a magical sculpture using donations of milk teeth from the public.

Find out more about Palaces.

tooth palace sculpture


 

Science Uncovered at the Natural History Museum

27 September 2013

Sonya Babu-Narayan, Julia Coffey, Sabine Ernst, Yen Ho and Jenny Keegan presented Navigate the Heart. And Evie Maifoshie, Anusha Seneviratne, Andia Redpath and Vanessa Garcia Larsen delivered Heart On Your Hand. 

Navigate the Heart


 
Generation R at the Science Museum

11 September 2013

Antonia Solomon, Evie Maifoshie and Anusha Seneviratne deliver Heart on Your Hand with the Medicines for Children Research Network's Young People's Advisory Group.

Boy paints heart on person's hand


 

Einstein's Garden, The Green Man Festival

15-18 August 2013

Neil Dufton and John-Poul Blichfeldt collaborated with textile designer Rachael Pilston to create Blood Lines, a participatory knitted installation inspired by the vascular system.

People and children on grass knitting


 

Imperial Festival

3-4 May 2013

Sara Rankin, Sian Harding, Pallavi Patel, Samir Akthar, Thanushiyan Poolbalasingam, John-Poul Blichfeldt, Antonia Solomon, Nicola Hellen, Suet Wong, Dina Pospori, Cheryl Lai, Natasha Strydom, Jessica Vasiliou, Peter Wright, Claire Morgan, Susanne Satler, Will Wright, Patrizia Camelliti and Daniel Stuckey manned the NHLI stall in the Research Zone at the Imperial Festival.

NHLI at Imperial Festival


 

Imperial Fringe: Cutting close to the bone

29 November 2012

Sara Rankin, Maryam Mehrabi, Suet-Ping Wong and Dina Pospori brought bone marrow and STEM cell biology to Imperial Fringe.

People gather round tables with information on


 

Imperial Fringe: The science behind our fears

25 October 2012

Sian Harding, Peter Wright and Matthew Tranter engaged the audience with a hands-on heart dissection activity.

Man holds heart in his hand

And Mary Morrell, Martin Glasser, Lydia Paniccia, Julia Kelly, Annette Woods and Luxumi Sridharan engaged people with the physiology of sleep.

Lady lies on bed with sleep apnoea measuring equipment attached


 

Science Uncovered at the Natural History Museum

28 September 2012

Jill Johnson, Tariq Fellous and Kate Gowers gave demonstrations of DNA extraction using strawberries.

Scientists with table to information


 

Imperial Festival

11-12 May 2012

Louise Donnelly made mucus using jelly and milk at the NHLI Research Zone stand.

Louise Donnelly at Imperial Festival

If you work at NHLI and you have been involved in a previous public engagement activity that you would like to be included on this page, please send the title, date/s, a short description and a photo to Ellen Dowell.