7 September 2014 by Tyler Shendruk

Off to Birmingham for the British Science Festival. This is a totally novel and even foreign experience for me. I don't know that there were science festivals in Canada while I was growing up. If there were, I certainly don't remember attending any. The British seem to be great at this sort of thing.

While I am excited, I am also a bit frazzled. I'm not sure what to expect, I don't feel organized and, as a cherry on top, I'm sick.

I'm sure that I'm sick because I've been going non-stop since I started my placement at the FT. I've been getting up at 6AM and getting home at 9-10PM each night. I've never been very good at remembering little things like to eat lunch, which is fine normally but I think this is starting to catch up to me.

So off I go to cover my first Science Festival as a journalist for the FT rather than as an attendee or as a scientist. I'm sure that it will all turn out fine in the end. In fact, it is bound to be a great adventure and I really wouldn't have it any other way.

Categories: British Science Festival