The lovely people at Einstein’s Garden at Green Man festival are letting us return for another year with our giant uterus and egg pinatas!
This year they’re also letting us take more volunteers, so if you’d like to help us out, get in touch! You’ll get a free ticket to Green Man, money towards your food each day, and free transport in return for your hard graft on the stall. The only catch is you have to be a reproductive biologist (the best type of biologist). If you are, awesome, email us here: email@example.com.
If you’re some other sort of biologist, we miiiiiiiight consider taking you, but you’ll have to swot up on the ins and outs of reproductive biology, and be able to say that without sniggering.
See you in Way-les!
We submitted the Greenman Music Festival application this week. Please let us come back for another year!!!
I was having a gander at the Green Man Festival website today (and getting really excited about the 2012 line up), when I stumbled across this video of Einstein’s Garden in 2011 – complete with footage of our beautiful volunteers and our even more beautiful (sorry guys) giant uterus!
This is getting us in the mood to make a return to Green Man this year. We’re just filling out the application form and trying to get a bit more funding. Fingers crossed they’ll have us back!
(We feature from 1.19-1.30, and a happy punter holds up her “I came first in the Egg and Sperm Race” badge at 2.02.)
We were brave and stood up to preform stand up comeday on front a crowd of festival goers all in the name of public engagement. Possibly one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever done! And i reckon everyone should do it because it is great!
Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee Bright Clubs are recruiting now so get in touch for more info!
Egg and Sperm race is a public engagement activity aimed at engaging music festival audiences in some of the more interesting, and important, aspects of human reproduction. We try to visit several music festivals each year to run the activity and we have a lot of fun in the process.
Now that Gemma and I are entering the second year of our PhDs we don’t have as much free time to dedicate to Egg and Sperm. We are now looking for a few volunteers to help us run the activity over the next year. We don’t pay but public engagement looks great on your CV and you will get to go to music festivals for free!
Send us an e-mail if your interested!
Please can we have two Giant Uterus Plush Toys for Christmas?
One for Gemma and one for me!
Egg and Sperm will be back next month at the Queens Medical Research Institute open day (Edinburgh Uni). We will be running the event for potential students and staff for a little bit of fun and to try and encourage others to get involved with public engagement. We will also be presenting the real science work that we do and there is free wine so please come along.
Now to dig out the GIANT uterus!