About Sara Williams

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Sara helps manage the ScienceGrrl website. She is a CAB advisor and blogs on debt and personal finance. Apart from a lay interest in science, she loves cooking and reading.

Posts by Sara Williams:

“She blinded me with science”

On 6th November 2014, ScienceGrrl’s latest creative collaboration, “She Blinded Me With Science” was released. This page brings togther the various websites, ScienceGrrl blogs and videos on this project. To watch the video and buy the track click here – all the proceeds from the video are going to fund ScienceGrrl’s work. “She Blinded Me(…)

ScienceGrrl chapters get own pages and posts

Some ScienceGrrl chapters have asked to have their own pages and posts here on the ScienceGrrl website. So that’s what we are introducing! You will be able to find individual chapter pages from the top menu under Local. Liverpool and Swansea are the first to go live: It’s up to each group what they want(…)

Christmas Prize Draw! Win one of 5 signed Brian Cox books

Christmas Prize Draw! Win one of 5 signed Brian Cox books

We’re working towards gender equality in the sciences, and are not at all surprised that there are lots of guys who care about that as well as girls. ScienceGrrl has lots of male supporters – and Prof Brian Cox is one of them. Brian kindly donated his time in October to deliver our inaugural ‘Because(…)

There’s no good reason to push pink toys on girls

There’s no good reason to push pink toys on girls

The royal family are set to be inundated with gifts once William and Kate’s child is born. But before buying presents, should people wait and see if the baby is a boy or a girl? Here is a guest blog post by Melissa Hines, Professor of Psychology, University of Cambridge, a specialist in child gender(…)

Calendar13 September – Fran, Gia, Katie, Kate, Gareth and Carmen

Calendar13 September – Fran, Gia, Katie, Kate, Gareth and Carmen

This is the September page from ScienceGrrl’s 2013 calendar. It stars: Fran Scott is a science demonstration developer and presenter. She has an MSci in neuroscience but her interest now lies in producing novel, high-impact (and dangerous) demonstrations… usually involving fire, explosions and a lot of mess. Gia Milinovich is a science groupie and TV(…)

Calendar13 August – Lucy, Sheila, Helen and Daniel

Calendar13 August – Lucy, Sheila, Helen and Daniel

This is the August page of ScienceGrrl’s 2013 calendar. It stars: Lucy Olukogbon is a physiology undergraduate at Cardiff University. She works closely with schools, Sixth Forms and colleges to bring creative and interactive science education to the classroom. She loves engaging with students who may have previously written off science, and in her spare(…)

Calendar13 June – Suze

Calendar13 June – Suze

This is the June page from ScienceGrrl’s 2013 calendar.  It stars: Sujata Kundu, PhD, completed her doctorate in materials chemistry at UCL during production of this calendar in 2012. For her thesis, she designed materials capable of capturing energy from the sun and then using that energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. This(…)

Calendar13 May – Hamied, Heather, Karen, Sarah and Nancy

Calendar13 May – Hamied, Heather, Karen, Sarah and Nancy

This is the May page from ScienceGrrl’s 2013 calendar. It stars: Hamied Haroon, PhD, is a postdoctoral research associate at University of Manchester. He uses magnetic resonance imaging to work out how the healthy human brain is “wired together”. He is hoping to make history by organising the UK’s first national conference of disabled university(…)

Calender13 April – Suzi

Calender13 April – Suzi

This is the April page from ScienceGrrl’s 2013 calendar.  It stars: Suzi Gage, MSc, is an epidemiologist currently working towards her PhD at the University of Bristol. She looks at patterns in populations in order to answer questions about health. In her research she examines data to investigate whether there is a link between recreational(…)

Calendar13 March – Adam, Dallas, Kevin and Mark

Calendar13 March – Adam, Dallas, Kevin and Mark

This is the March page of ScienceGrrl’s 2013 calendar.  It stars: Adam Rutherford is a science writer and broadcaster. He has a PhD in genetics and an impressive collection of Star Wars Lego. He holds a photograph of X-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958). She carried out her most famous work at King’s College, London: by(…)

Calendar13 – Helen and Eleanor toasting the New Year

Calendar13 – Helen and Eleanor toasting the New Year

This is the January 2014 page from ScienceGrrl’s 2013 calendar – toasting the New Year!  It stars: Helen Czerski, PhD, studies the bubbles made in breaking waves to understand how they affect our weather and climate. These bubbles are one of the tiny links in the hugely complex system that is our planet, in which(…)

Calender13 December – Helen, Jen, Helen and Sheila

Calender13 December – Helen, Jen, Helen and Sheila

This is the December page from ScienceGrrl’s 2013 calendar.  It stars: Helen Arney is a geek songstress and science comedian who likes making scientific ideas accessible to new audiences, investigating the social and moral implications of modern research… or, she writes songs that rhyme with “Uranus”. She loves combining music with brain-jigglingly big, important ideas(…)

Calendar13 November – Tilly and Alison

Calendar13 November – Tilly and Alison

This is the November page from ScienceGrrl’s 2013 calendar.  It stars: Tilly Blyth, PhD, is the Keeper of Technologies and Engineering at the Science Museum – in brief, she manages the galleries, exhibitions and research activity in this area. She has a fascinating collection at her fingertips, from Stephenson’s rocket, to the Apollo space capsule,(…)

Calendar13 October – Lindsay and Tamsin

Calendar13 October – Lindsay and Tamsin

This is the October page from ScienceGrrl’s 2013 calendar. It stars: Lindsay Lee, PhD, is a statistician at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. She researches the effect of uncertainty in computer models on the predictions that the School makes. This allows research to focus in the right places, making better models(…)

Calendar13 July – Angela, Sarah, James and Jay

Calendar13 July – Angela, Sarah, James and Jay

This is the July page from the 2013 ScienceGrrl calendar. It stars: Angela Kaye, MSc, is researching the laboratory efficacy testing of repellents and insecticides for consumer use at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her research will ensure that products on the market are effective and will protect people from infectious insect(…)

Calendar13 February – Alison, Ellie and Michelle

Calendar13 February – Alison, Ellie and Michelle

  This is the February page from ScienceGrrl’s 2013 calendar. It stars: Alison Auld, MEng, is a PhD student at Durham University. She is researching ways of generating energy from the unused heat generated in industrial processes. She doesn’t think we should “waste waste!” This is especially important in a world where fuel sources are(…)

Calendar13 January – Ceri and Lia

Calendar13 January – Ceri and Lia

This is the January page from ScienceGrrl’s 2013 Calendar.  It stars: Ceri Brenner, PhD, works as a research scientist at the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, and is also a technical laser specialist for the Science and Technology Facilities Council Harwell Imaging Partnership. Her PhD was in laser-plasma physics, which she(…)