The Hour of Code – An awesome introduction to coding

Posted by on March 6, 2014 · 1 Comment 


The Hour of Code (UK site here) was introduced in December 2013 to give kids and people who weren’t so hot on coding a window into its process. Code.org, the non-profit running the Hour, wants to introduce coding to schools in particular and highlight the changes set to take place in the UK curriculum in 2014. Read More »

Last Minute Christmas Presents and Stocking Fillers

Posted by on December 23, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

Last Minute Christmas Presents and Stocking Fillers

If you’ve been postponing your Christmas shopping until the last minute, then you’re probably not alone. I know I have! But with Christmas only two sleeps away (hasn’t the year gone fast?) and people getting in gear for all the festive fun, it might be time to bite the bullet and buy... Read More »

A Marvel-lous Christmas Gift Round-Up

Posted by on December 5, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

A Marvel-lous Christmas Gift Round-Up

  After The Avengers assembled on the big screen last year, everyone went mad for Marvel. This year, we had Iron Man raking in the billion at the box office, Thor battling evil Christopher Eccleston and his elves in London and Agent Phil Coulson resurrecting on the television. And if you’ve... Read More »

How To Celebrate The Day of the Doctor

Posted by on November 23, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

How To Celebrate The Day of the Doctor

Have you guessed what day it is yet? Yes, it’s finally here – after months of speculation, wild guesses and Peter Capaldi, today is officially The Day of the Doctor. Rejoice, Whovians, because it’s all going down today. Here’s how you can celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor... Read More »

Google Celebrates Doctor Who With a Doodle Game

Posted by on November 22, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

Google Celebrates Doctor Who With a Doodle Game

With one day to go until Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary, even Google has hopped onto the Timelord celebratory bandwagon. That’s right – they’ve done a Doctor Who Google Doodle. And an interactive one at that. Read More » Google+ Read More →

Five grown up advent calendars

Posted by on November 19, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

Five grown up advent calendars

Remember that joy when, as a child, you excitedly opened a new door on your advent calendar each day and devoured the contents? Take off those rose tinted glasses my friend, and grab your credit card – advent calendars have had a grown up makeover. Which means you can now get a little drunk before... Read More »

Don’t Panic! – Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Posted by on October 28, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

Don’t Panic! – Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner… have you got your outfit yet? I’m guessing you haven’t, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this post. But don’t worry. There’s plenty of suitably geeky ideas out there. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started, courtesy of... Read More »

10 really weird services you can buy on Fiverr

Posted by on September 6, 2013 · 1 Comment 

10 really weird services you can buy on Fiverr

Unless you either buy or sell your services online, you’re unlikely to have heard of Fiverr. For the uninitiated, Fiverr is a site where you can hire someone to do a task for $5. I can barely buy a lunch for the £ equivalent of this, so it’s unsurprising that the quality of tasks available... Read More »

Film4 FrightFest 2013: Horror at its best

Posted by on August 14, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

Film4 FrightFest 2013: Horror at its best

Gore hounds and horror lovers rejoice! The 14th annual Film4 Frightfest hits London’s West End next week, taking over the Empire Cinema on Leicester Square. The programme is full of gems to discover, and wouldn’t you know it, I’ve got some recommendations for you. Prepare to thrill… ... Read More »

A Chemical Imbalance: Book and film explore the role of women in science

Posted by on August 13, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

A Chemical Imbalance: Book and film explore the role of women in science

The University of Edinburgh, with funding from The Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award, has released a new film about their strong history of women chemists. A Chemical Imbalance celebrates female scientists, and looks at the reasons women are still under-represented in the field of STEM (Science,... Read More »

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