For the past two years, I have been the programme manager and senior research fellow on a large programme of research aimed at generating evidence for public mental health. As with many projects, it always takes time before you can see the fruits of all of the work. I am delighted that our first papers … More Improving public mental health among adults from ethnic minority populations in the UK: New research
April 24th marked one of the loudest, piercing holiday – Scream Day! Lisa & Jen cover everything you did (and didn’t) want to know about screams, from the latest strange scream science, screaming yeast, and famous art screams. Because really, who doesn’t want to talk about screams?
In honour of siblings day (April 10), we interviewed our siblings! I have endless stories of growing up with 3 sibs, so it was very fun to chat with my sisters about what they think are some of our greatest (and most questionable) moments from growing up. Find “These are the days of our… podcast” … More Siblings and stories: Ep 10
It’s everyone’s favourite math holiday this weekend, so we have pulled together an episode on pi! In this episode, we discuss the history of Pi, its various uses, and suggestions on how you can celebrate this fantastic math holiday! So get your favourite pie and let’s talk π!
This week on “These are the days of our… podcast,” we discuss the oft maligned instrument – the recorder, in honour of “play a recorder month.” Check it out on Spotify or your preferred podcast place!
We can’t let March pass by without pausing to celebrate craft month! Like many, we turned to crafts to get us through long months of lockdown. In this episode, we discuss crafts that have kept us company during the pandemic, thoughts on knit-bombing and craftivism, and share some stories about historic crafting legends, and more … More These are the days of our crafts! (Ep. 03)
March 2nd marks the celebration of Old Things Day! As we have many old things in our lives, we recorded an episode to discuss our favourite old things and some famous old things. We also interview Emma, who is a treasure hunter on the banks of the Thames River, hunting for shards of history and … More Old things day (March 2): Podcast episode 02
Like sand through the hourglass, these are the days of our lives. After years of saying “we should totally start a podcast,” Lisa and I have finally launched our first podcast episodes! Tired of the days blurring into each other since the start of the pandemic, we started These are the days of our… podcast … More These are the days of our… podcast!
I have been a dedicated yet deeply inconsistent journaller for my entire life. From about the age of 9, I have harboured a romantic vision of becoming a writer and have spent many hours in my bedroom filling notebooks of pre-teen angst and thoughts. I have not shaken this habit, and over the past (ahem) … More What to do with mountains of journals? Minimalist hoarder conundrums
There were some plonkers, a lot of good but not great books, and a few excellent books that graced my year. My average rating for the 46 books I read this year was 3.5, achieving an almost normal distribution! (Nerd joy!). The pandemic has made it more clear that when possible, I should support the … More Books which carried me through 2020: Top 12 picks