About Us

Welcome to Science Brainwaves – an exciting organisation which brings together science, medicine, engineering, mathematics, social sciences and even the arts to further the public understanding of science. Through lectures, hands on workshops, outreach events, interactive displays – and much much more – we aim to engage as many people as we can in the wonderful world of science!

Every moment of your life you experience science, and in these times it is barely possible to go even an hour without coming in to contact with some form of technology. Science is all around us and it helps us understand who we are. It’s unfortunate then that it can be so hard to follow…and that’s where Science Brainwaves comes in.

We are a group of enthusiastic and passionate science communicators, made up of a multitude of people doing, teaching and studying science, engineering and just about everything related! We want to take everything ‘science’ and put it out there in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy. We organise many events, year-round, to various audiences on a myriad of subjects. Take a look at our Events section for information about what’s coming up, and have a look through our Brainwaves blog for some posts about many of our previous events. If you want to get involved with any upcoming events, or perhaps have an idea for something new, then please get in touch via the Contact Us section.

The day to day running of Science Brainwaves is undertaken by the official committee, all of whom take responsibility for a specific area of the organisation. You can read all about the committee members, and what they do, further down this page. We are supported in our events by a huge team of volunteers, with more and more people getting involved all the time.

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Science Brainwaves Commitee 2015-2016

Your 2015-2016 Committee

Harriet Knafler – Chair
Natalie Rounding – Secretary
Treasurer – Ben Lomax
Head of Events – Natalie Clamp
Head of Outreach – Sam Paplauskas
Head of Volunteers – Grace Barnard
Head of Publicity – James Ord
Head of Website – Natalie Clamp


The Advisory Committee

The advisory committee are made up of a group of well-placed professionals at the University of Sheffield who facilitate the more official goings-on. Due to the fast-changing nature of University students, the founding members of Science Brainwaves thought that it was essential to have a more permanent component to enable the continued success of the organisation.

Dr Allan Pacey – Scientific Advisor
Pam Buchan – British Science Association
Sue Armstrong – Engineering Faculty Recruitment Officer
Dr Sandrine Soubes – MBB Post grad training coordinator
Michaela Livingstone – Science Communication Officer for the University of Oxford

Other Information

We are affiliated with the British Science Association – a charity with the aim of “advancing the public understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering”. This means we have even more expertise to push forward the cause of public engagement.

This website is not only a way to follow our events, but THE place to find out easy-to-digest information about just about anything your heart could so desire; from a look at new science stories, to blogs following numerous scientific fields. Our website allows you to keep up to date with all our events and our latest news; please keep checking back regularly to stay informed about all the exciting happenings at Science Brainwaves. Please note that we are still improving and updating many sections of our website, so please keep an eye out for some new developments.

If you are an organisation that wishes to work with us to arrange an event, or someone who wants to get involved in Science Brainwaves, then please visit our Contact Us page. We can put together, carry out, and attract the right audience to any science event; be it public lectures, workshops or something a little bit different. We have the contacts and the means to not only make it happen, but make it extra-special and memorable. We are based in Sheffield, but we can potentially go further afield.