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The Power of Curiosity

OX's very own Renée Watson at TEDxAthens

OX Magazine
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Our incomporable science writer, Renée Watson, was recently onstage at TEDxAthens asking, 'Is curiosity the secret to a wonder-filled life?'

She's the founder and Head of Explosions at Curiosity Box, a STEM activity subscription box scheme that's spread the love of science to countless young people of all age groups. Last year she was named by Melinda Gates as one six women in STEM to watch. She's now championing a move away from test-led classrooms in primary education and advocating for an approach that puts a child's innate curiosity at the forefront at learning. If all this wasn't enough, Renée will be co-captaining the European over-35s team at the Touch Rugby World Cup. We're priviliged to have this real-life superwoman on our team here at OX - and here she is in her own words...


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My parents once told me that I started to stammer when I was three or four years old. I am now 20. So, for the majority of my life, I’ve felt that every word I want to say won’t come

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An Alternative Oxford

The Sounds & Sights of the City and the World Beyond

This month, Oxford is awash with ideas and events thanks to IF Oxford, the science and ideas festival (18-28 October) which gives a fascinating glimpse into Oxford’s past and offers the

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Wed 7 Aug 2019

The Big Bang - July

Boycott the Bottle, says Renée Watson...

Five years ago, almost to the day, I was issued with a legal notice from an organisation protecting the interests of a group of large multinational food and drink producers. After I regained control of my shaking, I did what all good scientists do, I pulled together a dossier of all my research and threw water on their flames… tap water.