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Profile: Kathy Sykes

Updated Monday, 28th January 2008
Profile of Kathy Sykes, from the BBC/OU series Rough Science 2

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Kathy Sykes

Kathy Sykes is a science communicator working on a variety of projects, including being a Director of the Cheltenham Festival of Science. Before that she was Head of Science for Explore@Bristol, a new 'hands-on' science centre, coming up with ideas for the content of the centre.

Kathy is a physicist, with a PhD (looking into a biodegradable plastic) from Bristol University and is still doing some post-doc research there. She did her first degree there too - then went to teach Maths and Physics A-level in Zimbabwe for 3 years with VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas).

This is Kathy's first Rough Science project.

Read about Kathy's views on science in our interview, or learn more about the series from her Rough Science diary entries:

Arrival
Mapping it out - mapping
Bugs and barometers - microscope
Time and transmitters - transmitter
Feel the heat - thermometer
Sun and sea - underwater torch
Science of celebration - music

 

 

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