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Cuppa with a Scientist

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‘Cuppa with a Scientist' is a podcast that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists. Hosted by Loughborough University's PR and Communications Officer – and aspiring scientist – Meg Cox, the series interviews a different scientist each episode about their academic journey to the top. The show will discuss how some of Loughborough’s academic stars went from a confused teenager choosing A-Level subjects to a leader in their field – sharing plenty of weird and wonderful stories and golden nuggets of advice in between.As well as keeping your ears and brain entertained, ‘Cuppa with a Scientist’ aims to dispel the myth that all scientists wear white lab coats and provide an insight into how vast the world of science really is.

‘Cuppa with a Scientist' is a podcast that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists. Hosted by Loughborough University's PR and Communications Officer – and aspiring scientist – Meg Cox, the series interviews a different scientist each episode about their academic journey to the top. The show will discuss how some of Loughborough’s academic stars went from a confused teenager choosing A-Level subjects to a leader in their field – sharing plenty of weird and wonderful stories and golden nuggets of advice in between.As well as keeping your ears and brain entertained, ‘Cuppa with a Scientist’ aims to dispel the myth that all scientists wear white lab coats and provide an insight into how vast the world of science really is.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

‘Cuppa with a Scientist' is a podcast that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists. Hosted by Loughborough University's PR and Communications Officer – and aspiring scientist – Meg Cox, the series interviews a different scientist each episode about their academic journey to the top. The show will discuss how some of Loughborough’s academic stars went from a confused teenager choosing A-Level subjects to a leader in their field – sharing plenty of weird and wonderful stories and golden nuggets of advice in between.As well as keeping your ears and brain entertained, ‘Cuppa with a Scientist’ aims to dispel the myth that all scientists wear white lab coats and provide an insight into how vast the world of science really is.

Language:

English

Contact:

01509222443


Episodes

E7 - Cuppa with a Physicist

12/13/2021
Physicist Dr Sarah Bugby discusses her academic journey, ongoing research and an idea involving artificial skin that led to a peculiar meeting, to name but a few topics... Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Welcome 00:01:08 - Introducing Dr Sarah Bugby 00:03:35 - Life as a physicist in the medical field 00:05:53 - Misconceptions about being a physicist 00:07:16 - Vet? Butcher? Teacher? The journey to becoming a physicist 00:11:57 - Handling rejection and bouncing back as a researcher 00:11:40...

Duration:01:00:00

E6 - Cuppa with an Extreme Weather Scientist

11/8/2021
Aspiring scientist and host Meg Cox is joined by extreme weather and climate scientist Professor Rob Wilby to discuss a career in environmental science, extreme weather and COP26. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Welcome 00:01:46 - Introducing Professor Rob Wilby 00:03:48 - What is a Professor of Hydroclimatic Modelling 00:06:21 - Storms and the journey to a career in extreme weather 00:10:48 - Losing a passport in Tajikistan 00:11:57 - Handling rejection and bouncing back as a...

Duration:00:51:33

E5 - Cuppa with a Physiology of Ageing Scientist

9/30/2021
Aspiring scientist and host Meg Cox is joined by gender and an expert in the physiology of ageing, Professor James Goodwin, to discuss what is good for the brain, how a career in the army helped his scientific work and writing a book... Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Welcome 00:01:08 - Introducing Professor James Goodwin 00:05:13 - What is does an expert in the physiology of ageing do? 00:09:23 - Do you have the answer to eternal youth? (Common misconceptions) 00:10:36 - Career goals growing...

Duration:01:20:26

E4 - Cuppa with a… Gender and Health Psychologist

6/2/2021
Aspiring scientist and host Meg Cox is joined by gender and health psychologist Dr Gemma Witcomb to discuss life as a scientist, juggling children and academia, transgender and non-binary participation in sport, and body image and eating behaviour.

Duration:00:49:15

E3 - 'Down the pub' science with a Health Scientist

3/10/2021
Professor of behavioural medicine Amanda Daley joins host and aspiring scientist Meg to discuss her research in weight management and exercise, 'down the pub' science and how much exercise it takes to burn off a Lion bar. Plus much more!

Duration:00:54:35

E2 - The one with the Conversation Analyst

2/17/2021
Aspiring scientist and host Meg Cox is joined by Conversation Analyst Professor Elizabeth Stokoe to discuss the weird and wonderful aspects of conversation, including why US sitcom Friends is the perfect source material for breaking down speech.

Duration:01:20:17

BONUS SHOW - Climate scientist recalls Mount Everest

2/10/2021
Climate scientist Dr Tom Matthews joins host and aspiring scientist Meg Cox to discuss his trip to the top of Mount Everest in more detail.

Duration:00:19:35

E1 - Cuppa with a... Climate Scientist

2/3/2021
The first-ever Cuppa with a Scientist podcast, brought to you by Loughborough University, as Dr Tom Matthews joins host and aspiring scientist Meg Cox to discuss his journey to becoming a climate scientist, fieldwork including a trip to the top of Mount Everest, and the weirdest jobs he's had to do during his career. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Introduction to Cuppa with a Scientist 00:01:47 - Introducing Dr Tom Matthews 00:08:56 - Misconceptions of climate scientists 00:12:36 - How did...

Duration:01:13:05

Considering a career in Science? Check out Cuppa with a Scientist

1/29/2021
Loughborough University has officially launched ‘Cuppa with a Scientist, a brand new podcast led by the PR team that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists. Hosted by PR and Communications Officer – and aspiring scientist – Meg Cox, the series interviews a different scientist each week about their academic journey to the top. The show will discuss how some of Loughborough’s academic stars went from a confused teenager choosing A-Level subjects to a leader in their field –...

Duration:00:01:29