Images of Research

A picture speaks a thousand words. Science meets art at The University of Strathclyde’s new exhibition “Images of Research”, which comes to Glasgow Science Festival next month. Rachel Clark tells us more. 

Image by Guy Hinks.

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Rachel Clark, I am a Project Manager at the University of Strathclyde tasked with engaging businesses, organisations and the public in partnering with the University.  I’ve worked in this role for four years, moving on from a research post in the drug discovery group.

What brings you to Glasgow Science Festival this year?

This is the first year I’ve been involved with the festival so I’m very excited to be part of such an amazing range of events.  I’m displaying this year’s “Images of Research” at The Lighthouse, 6th – 8th June.  I hope the eye-catching array of images submitted by University staff and students will inspire you to learn more about the research we do at the University and how it benefits wider society.  It’s a competition so make sure you vote for your favourite shortlisted entry here and register for the event to see who’s won!

With the Commonwealth Games just around the corner, Glasgow is gearing up to welcome the world. What’s your top tip for visitors?

When you’re walking around the city don’t forget to look up – the buildings are fantastic!

Favourite Scottish food and drink?

Oooft – you’re on my favourite subject now – I couldn’t possibly decide so why don’t you visit one of the Farmer’s Markets at Queens Park or Dumbarton Road (find out more) and taste a range of local produce.  Don’t forget to check out the best coffee you’ll ever taste by Matthew Algie at various locations including Tinderbox.

Impress us with your favourite science fact. Or joke.

Anhydrous copper II sulphate turns warm and blue when you add water, I still remember that from my first chemistry set!

Images of Research comes to The Lighthouse from 6-8th June and is free to drop-in. You can vote for your favourite image until 31st May and book to attend the awards ceremony on 6th June.  

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