3 May 2012
From tackling malaria to creating spray-on clothes – conveying the amazing breadth of work that goes on at Imperial to family and friends can be a tricky task. I often find the passion academics have for their work is best described in their own voices, which is why we created the Inside Story section of Reporter to help communicate this to the College community. On 11–12 May, members of the public will have the unique opportunity to see the thinking behind this section come to life at Imperial’s first public festival. I’m looking forward to going along and finding out how Imperial scientists saved the Leaning Tower of Pisa from leaning too far and trying my hand at some robotic surgery – one of the many demonstrations being showcased throughout the festival. For a write-up and photos of the festival experience, keep your eyes peeled for the next issue of Reporter, published on 24 May.
For more information visit: www.imperial.ac.uk/festival
— Emily Ross-Joannou, Editor