Yes, your favorite chemist, Dr. Raychelle Burks, and your favorite biologist, Dr. DN Lee are skipping across the pond to visit London. We’ll tour museums, check out local science labs, do some science outreach talks, hang with science tweeps, and have have tweet-ups!
When: November 18-24, 2017 Enjoying London, Wales, and Cambridge.
What: Visiting Tour sites like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Bridge, but also checking out the science places like the Natural History Museum, and more.
We’ll also hang out with local tweeps. So many shenanigans…and pints. Imagine it…but wait.
You won’t have to. If you’re local, we’d love to connect – a London #BlackandSTEM meetup, #scicomm peeps meetup. Plus, we have open spaces for lunch, dinner, drinks, and tea time!! DNLee is absolutely geeked about having a British tea experience as this is her first trip to England. This a return visit for Ray.
Plus, we’ll be doing CurlyHairMafia things – discussing superhero/supervillain fandoms with London comics fans, including a Superhero Hackathon presented by the Royal Chemistry Society of London.
For those we’re leaving behind over Thanksgiving break, you can follow along on social media – #RnD2UK. We’ll share updates of our adventures via Periscope, Instagram, and Twitter. And with a little boost from you we can make it all happen even easier. We raising money to help offset the costs and share this science shenanigan-filled trip with the world. R&D with R&D is the seed of a dream where Ray & Danielle bring nerdy, diverse, authentic science engagement from our curly hair perspective to the world. We’d love your support!
Fundraising target $500 -$1000
If we raise $300 we’ll record a quick video of us jumping up & down in our hotel bed because that will be us jumping for glee because that will cover our lodging for week.
Each $25 raised after that, will subsidize our meals for a day, up to $200
Everything raised over $500 will help offset our air fare and we’ll split this evenly.
You can contribute here. Please feel free to share your mailing address so that you can get a postcard from London and use #RnD2UK as the subject note.
Follow us now @DNLee5 @DrRubidium as countdown for #RnD2UK.
Finally, leave a comment to tell us awesome spots we must check out and if you’re in London and want to connect.
You should try the science themed afternoon tea at the Ampersand Hotel, just around the corner from the Natural History Museum: https://www.ampersandhotel.com/whats-on/Luxury-Afternoon-Tea/621110
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Tea and scones at the Victoria and Albert Museum (Tube station South Kensington) The claim its the worlds oldest museum café-restaurant. Be sure to go into one of the extensively decorated rooms don’t stay in the hall where they ha´ve the food. The V&A also a great museum and of course you have Science and Natural History museums close by. (The NH has a famous cursed amethyst.)
The Wellcome collection (Wellcome Trust, Euston Road, also handy for British Library and not that far from British Museum) Special expositions and Sir Henry Wellcome’s somewhat bizarre collection. Best museum shop for science stuff.
St Martin-in-the-Fields Cafe in the Crypt by Trafalgar Square. Unfortunately not spooky at all, but nice and not so expensive. Dinner-Before-Theatre-Place.
Faraday Museum at The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle St, close to Burlington House.
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