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Jan 29, 2017

Recorded LIVE at Bett 2017 with Sophie Deen, Detective Dot (@detectivedot), Dr Jess Wade, Imperial College (@jesswade), and Jennifer Gratton, Make:Do (@make_do_space)

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What's in this episode?

  1. Resources, funding and inspiration for teachers looking to do more cross curricular work on science and creativity
  2. Career paths for young people looking to engage in science and creativity
  3. Broadening mainstream media depictions or lack of them re: lab technicians, engineers and coders.


Sophie Deen, Detective Dot (@detectivedot)

‘I’m a commitment phone so I hate describing myself as any one thing’

'I was talking to people this week about how amazing it would be if Eastenders got a coder or an engineer.’

‘I think we all need to have training on our unconscious bias’ because we all have them.’

'I don’t get on well with traditional education systems. but all kids and all people love stories.’

Dr Jess Wade, Imperial College (@jesswade)

'Get people working on something that isn’t just blowing people up or playing a computer game.'

'Film industry and gaming. they are really struggling to recruit the right graduates. But you have the lovely investment banks looking to recruit you from day one'

‘All art galleries have an integrated and in depth chemistry centre.’


‘I did an art foundation before starting my physics degree. Being able to think in this creative visual way has definitely helped.’

Jennifer Gratton, Make:Do (@make_do_space)


‘As a D&T teacher I’d have kids turn around to me and say why are we writing this is not an english lesson.’





Charter schools are really taking a stance to make their education more relevant to the communities that they are in

'What can schools do to start making this a reality? Give their teachers more authority. Give them time.'

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Sophie Deen, Detective Dot (@detectivedot)

Dr Jess Wade, Imperial College (@jesswade)

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