Series: theGIST Podcast

The Glasgow Insight into Science and Technology’s Monthly Podcast, produced by our Head of Multimedia, Iona Macwhirter-Harley. We are a Glasgow-based science communication group who love to talk about the latest developments in science and tech, local science events, and interview researchers about their work.

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Photo of the TEDx University of Glasgow 2020 stage

Podcast 29: Dear world… (TEDxUofG 2020)

We sent Iona Macwhirter-Harley, our Head of Multimedia, along to the TEDxUofG conference 2020 at the Queen Margaret University Union. The theme was ‘Dear world…’

Podcast 28: Modern medicine and successful dying

Katrina attended the Glasgow Science Festival event ‘Modern Medicine and Death – an Unhealthy Relationship?’ last Summer. In the words of Lana Del Rey, “you and I, we were born to die” – so why does our society struggle so hard against the inevitability of death?

Podcast 25: Technology at our fingertips

Sonya discusses the issues associated with prostheses currently available to children and how 3D scanning is transforming the development of prosthetic limbs.

Podcast 24: The problem with Arctic amplification

Recently, scientists have been observing that the problems associated with climate change are being felt much more severely at the top of the planet. So why is this, and what exactly is “Arctic Amplification”?