Science Educator Residency

Making the Invisible Visible 

Award winning science communicators and educators, Interactive Scientific Ltd invite passionate science educators to a unique, fully-funded event hosted at the prestigious Chicheley Hall, country residence of the Royal Society, from 18.00 on 6th – 17.00 on 7th July 2016.

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Who are we searching for?

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Places at the event are very limited and will be offered to only 20 science teachers from the
whole of the UK
 who demonstrate the energy, passion and dedication to enhance science learning both in and out of the classroom.

As a participant you will make very active contributions, ensuring that the event drives forward your goals as a science educator and leaves you with a range of skills, knowledge and new contacts to take with you when you go back to your own institution.

The closing date for applications for the event is 17th June. If you have missed the deadline, but you want to talk about it, please get in touch:

Find out more

Is visualising the first step to understanding?

The event will bring together passionate educators, researchers, science communicators and artists from a range of backgrounds and teaching areas to explore ways in which the invisible can be made visible; from increasing the visibility of abstract concepts in science to taking different approaches to designing classes, and even making your thoughts about the future of science education more visible.

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Hear insights into ‘Making the Invisible Visible’ from David Glowacki, Royal Society Research Fellow, play in the molecular world of danceroom Spectroscopy, and Nano Simbox and discuss topics such as:

How do we nurture students to confidently engage with their innate curiosity for science?

How does viewing the science curriculum through different lenses impact learning?

Is ‘EdTech’ just a buzz word or the beginning of a new era?

With chances to share challenges, questions and viewpoints from your journey as an educator so far, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to inspire and be inspired. 

To close the event, we will come together as a new community to reflect on our learning from throughout the event, and capitalise on this new energy to plan our next steps.

For more information please see the full programme for the event.

To be eligible  


  • You can be at any stage of your career 
  • You can be a science educator of any age students (primary to HE and beyond)
  • You will be curious and open to learning with other educators
  • You will be excited to actively contribute to discussions and workshops
  • You will be passionate about creating vibrant science learning environments 
  • You will be very keen to help shape the future of science education 

Need to convince anyone to let you go?  

At the event you will be able to:

  • Meet and form a network with a wide range of passionate multidisciplinary professionals in science education, including event partners the Royal Society of Chemistry, University of Bristoldanceroom Spectroscopy, Nano Simbox and Corsham Institute 
  • Take part in practical workshops and lively discussions, and take back tips and tools to help students create useful mental models and to link things that happen at the nano scale to their daily lives
  • Access exciting new science teaching tools and up to date science knowledge 
  • Feature in media and press related to the event giving kudos and profile to the teachers and schools involved

As well as all of this, places at the event are fully-funded with catering, travel and accommodation included.

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Who’s behind it

Interactive Scientific are a Bristol based company that brings together a collective of multidisciplinary expertise interested in solving societal challenges, including education, that require scientific, creative and human approaches to problem solving.

We have teamed up with the University of BristolCorsham Institute, Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Society’s Chicheley Hall to host the event.

This is the first residency in the series, and we will be hosting regular events that explore new topics.