Huntly Relay This Weekend (3rd and 4th of July 2016)

The Huntly Relay for Life to raise funds for Cancer Research UK takes place this weekend. I’ll be talking along with a host of other folk from the North East, do come and join us if you can.

It’s being held in the Gordon Schools Playing Field, Huntly. (AB54 4SE). More details and maps [...]


Relay for Life - Huntly 2016

Relay for Life Huntly, is taking place on the 3rd-4th July 2016.  The event raises money for Cancer Research UK and last year’s was great fun.  We will have a large information marquee, with information on local cancer support charities.  If you would like a stall at the event, please contact me, the more [...]


Sponsors wanted for Aberdeen Race Night

UCAN, the local charity that supports people with urological cancers (kidney, bladder prostate and testicular) are looking for sponsors for a race night to be held in Aberdeen Northern Hotel on Friday the 16th of April 2016. The event is being organised by the Rotary Club of St Machar and they are looking for [...]


Apologies for the lack of posts…

I’m sorry for the lack of posts over the past few weeks.  I’ve not been well and as this is a one man operation, there is no one to cover for me.  Anyway, things are back to normal around here so, if you’ve any topics you’d like me to cover, please send me an [...]


Not cancer, but science… Diabetes Talk and Healthy Eating

As the title says, this isn’t about cancer but it is about science, on Monday the 15th of February, there will be a talk at Foresterhill about diabetes, over 22, 000 people in Grampian have diabetes so this will probably be of interest to a lot of people.  The talk is open to anyone [...]


Scottish Chromatin Group – Meeting and Webcast

This one is for the scientists, the Scottish Chromatin group are having a meeting next Wednesday (the 10th of February 2016).  The meeting is being held at the University of Edinburgh from 2pm-6pm, so obviously if you are in (0r near) Edinburgh you can just go along. Interestingly they are also webcasting the meeting, [...]


Research Blogging Awards 2016

If you are registered on ResearchBlogging and would like to nominate my blog for their 2016 awards I’d be grateful.

If you have your own blog, you can register it here, and watch your number of readers increase.

If you don’t have your own blog but want to read lots of different peoples [...]


Merry Christmas

This will be my last post for 2015. I started this site in 2014 and I had 1,720 visitors in my first year, so far this year I have had 12,800, which is pretty amazing!  Hopefully this will continue to grow in 2016.

If you like this website please recommend it to a friend. [...]


Christmas Carol Concerts 2015

If you are local to Aberdeen you probably know that the staff of NHS Grampian put on a Christmas Carol Concert every year (the one in Aberdeen has been going for 22 years).  The concert raises funds for the children’s cancer charity CLIC Saergent.  The concerts usually sell out, so if you would like [...]


Technical Difiiculties....

I have been having some trouble with the website, some pages are slow to load.  I’ve also had trouble updating the News section.  Bear with me!


Can you trust a scientist?

The UK government has a website called “Science and Society in the UK“, it is part of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills. They want to improve build public confidence in science and improve science communication.

Apparently some expert groups are drawing up “action plans”.  Beyond that, I got a bit confused, I’m [...]


Aberdeen Techfest 2015 – Happening Now!

This is just a quick reminder, for those of you in the Aberdeen area, Techfest 2015 is on now. It’s a festival of science and technology in and around Aberdeen.  If you are looking for something to do this weekend (19th-20th September 2015), then there is a family activity weekend down at the Beach [...]


Cafe Scientifique – Aberdeen – Winter Programme 2015

Cafe Scientifique events run all over the world, including Aberdeen!  They are short lectures with time for debate and discussion at the end.

The next talk ties in with TechFest 2015 and is given by Dr Wendy Marsden from the University of Edinburgh on “Need Enhancing? Future Health, Future Humans” it is on the [...]


Techfest 2015 – Aberdeen Cancer Talk

You may know that Aberdeen runs a major festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics called “TechFest”, it takes place from the 11th to the 28th of September.

There are loads of different events on every aspect of science and technology (not just biology) you can find out more on the TechFest website where [...]


Cancer Course in Aberdeen – Thursday 6th August 2015

Normal blogging service resumes.  If there are any topics you would like to see covered in the coming weeks, please use the “Contact Us” form to email me.

I want to draw attention to an upcoming course in Aberdeen, this Thursday, the 6th of August 2015.  The session is being run by Breast Cancer [...]


Relay for Life Huntly 2015 – Programme of Events

This post is about the Relay for Life, in Huntly happening this weekend, (from noon on Saturday the 27th of June to noon on Sunday the 28th of June 2015). Please come and support the event, it will be a lot of fun.


Programme for Huntly Relay for Life 2015

Saturday 27th June [...]


Relay for Life – Huntly 2015 – This Weekend!

A reminder that the Huntly “Relay for Life“  event to raise money for Cancer Research UK takes place this coming weekend (Noon on Saturday 27th of June to Noon on Sunday 28th of June 2015).

There are loads of entertainers, muscians, dancers and cowboys (!) taking part.  There are lots of fun activities and [...]