A New Dawn

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It’s a new academic year and that means a new team will be taking on running Young Scientists Journal. But aside from the obligatory Senior Team shuffle and a change in Chief Editor, this year will see the journal make a far greater transition. That’s right, the rumours were true – Christina Astin (founder and, […]

10 Year Retrospective from Co-Founder

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Co-founder and mentor, Christina Astin revisits her early hopes for Young Scientists Journal and what has been achieved. What does a young scientist look like? To many it’s a lab-coated woman or man in their early 30s. To me, a young scientist is still at school. A teenage scientist may not know as much science as […]

What has YSJournal done for me?

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What has YSJournal done for me? Past authors and editors of the journal talk to us about what they gained from their experience of writing for or working on the journal. Our team has grown from a handful to hundreds, working in many countries across the globe, some on their own, some in hubs at […]

Science-on-Stage: Hungary

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Science-on-Stage, Debrecen, Hungary 2017 – UK delegation Science-on-Stage was paradise for a science educator like me! 450 science teachers from across Europe converged on Hungary’s second city, Debrecen, to share ideas about science education. I have returned with hundreds of ideas for myself and colleagues and have learned so much about the way science is […]

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2016

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Christmas has been and gone, and with it came tacky jumpers, harsh cold weather, endless family reunions and an uncomfortably full stomach. But not to worry; the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures were here to save us all. This year was the 80th anniversary of the televised Royal Institution (RI) Christmas Lectures, but the lectures themselves […]

ABSW Awards Success

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On Saturday 23rd of July, two of our YSJournal senior editors, Abbie Wilson and Cormac Larkin, attended the Association of British Science Writers Awards at Jodrell Bank. Interestingly, the awards were held at the Bluedot Festival, a weekend event celebrating science, music, art and food! We really couldn’t have asked for a better venue – […]

Make The Future, London

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On the 1st of July, YSJ Founder Christina Astin, YSJ Chief Editor Claire Nicholson and YSJ team members Michael Hofmann, Abbie Wilson, Cormac Larkin and Peter He, attended the Shell Make The Future London festival in the Queen Elizabeth Park, London. This was not only an opportunity for us to see this amazing festival but it […]