Things to do in UK with #RnD2UK

T-minus 3 days. We’re both departing in 2 and half days for London. It will be epic. The recommendations for things to do are rolling in.

We will be in London from Nov 18th through the 22nd.

On Thursday, Nov 23rd we’re hoping a train across the glorious English countryside (yes, I’m speaking in a lovely yet horrible fancy accent and wearing white gloves) to visit Swansea, Wales. Joining our friend Dr. Richard Johnston, we’ll be examining the Chemical, Biological and Material Science of Invulnerable Villains, hosted by South Wales Materials Association.

SWMA Invulnerable Villains

And the unofficial Swansea, Wales tourism promoters are definitely coming through strong with recommendations for what we out to check out while in town.

So basically, we need to check out the Castles, the beach, have a pint and/or a whiskey and some ice cream or whipped hot chocolate while in Swansea. Check!

If you want a post card from Swansea or while we’re in the UK, please complete this form: Postcards from the UK. And if you’d like to help us cover some incidentals of the trip, we’d especially appreciate your blessing! You’ll definitely get a postcard (be sure to drop your addy. Thank you.) Donations can be made at this link.

Any other suggestions for London? Please make your recommendations below in the comments.



In less than 2 weeks, two of your favorite scientists – Dr. Danielle Lee and Dr. Raychelle Burks are off to the UK. Shenanigans will ensue! Including two super talks, one in London and one is Swansea, Wales.

First up… Superhero Hackathon at The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House. RSVP here!

Hackathon social media image

You can’t talk heroes without tackling villains! On November 23rd, we’ll head to Swansea and team up with Dr. Richard Johnston for Invulnerable Villains, hosted by South Wales Materials Association.

invisible villains

Follow our UK shenanigans at #RnD2UK. We’re raising money to help offset our costs and share our adventures with the world through Periscope, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and here. R&D with R&D is the seed of a dream where we (Ray & Danielle) bring nerdy, diverse, authentic science engagement from our curly hair perspective to the world. We’d love your support!


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.