The Carnival Cometh

Grrlscientist and Bob caught me napping the other day and before I knew it, I had agreed to host the next Scientia Pro Publica, which will be published here on Monday 1st March.

So, if you’ve read or written a blogpost about science, nature or medicine in the last couple of weeks that you think might enchant or enthrall a public audience, please think about submitting it to the carnival.

And if you haven’t read or written something suitable, then perhaps—my friends—it is time to get down to work?

Riding high
The public, being enthralled.

Please submit your entries using the automatic form. You have a few days to ponder the matter but in the meantime {looks around meaningfully}, please spread the word and put your thinking caps ON!

P.S. I’m going to be away for much of the next 2-3 days so please don’t be put out if I don’t respond to comments. If you want to email me something, please send it to s.curry at imperial dot ac dot uk.

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15 Responses to The Carnival Cometh

  1. Cath Ennis says:

    Please sir, can I do it after the Olympics, sir?
    (So many things are being put off until ATO that we might just be caught up in time for the FIFA world cup this summer).

  2. Stephen Curry says:

    Cath – I imagine the Olympics would be just the perfect opportunity to come up with a sports/science post. The physics of speed-skating. The physiology of a skier’s knee. The psychology of snow. Or something like that?

  3. Stephen Curry says:

    I have updated the post to include the link for submissions.
    My thanks to the two people whose entries have already flooded in by email — they don’t need to resubmit!
    If you can, please advertise the carnival on any other blog you might be running…

  4. Cath Ennis says:

    I had thought of that – but I’m not a physicist, speed skater, or physiologist 🙂

  5. Richard Wintle says:

    Posted here, and also here.
    It would probably have been a bit more helpful of me if I’d actually written something to submit, though. 😉

  6. Stephen Curry says:

    I want submissions, Cath, not excuses! And remember – your Mum may be reading! 😉
    Thanks for the links Richard!

  7. Maria Hodges says:

    Help! When is an essay not an essay? I noticed Grrlscientist didn’t include a couple of entries into the previous carnival because they weren’t essays.
    Good on you for doing this, by the way!

  8. Bob O'Hara says:

    Maria – submit anyway, and let Stephen decide. I guess what’s important is that you don’t just copy a press release and write “Oooh, neato” at the bottom.
    I’ve just submitted something (not one of my posts, though). I’ll try and remember to post a reminder in a couple of days too.
    Oh, and if anyone else wants to volunteer to host, they should email Grrlscienist

  9. Maria Hodges says:

    Thanks Bob… so Stephen isn’t necessarily going to chuck things out for want of a beginning, middle and end then. First times are so exciting huh?

  10. Alyssa Gilbert says:

    I have posted a reminder on my other blog.

  11. GrrlScientist says:

    okay, i screwed up and mistakenly assigned Scientia to someone else. fortunately, bob corrected me, so now i am fixing the links on a dozen blogs, twitter accounts, essays and emails .. remind me to kill T-Mobile if they ever fubar my wireless access again!

  12. Stephen Curry says:

    Many thanks to all those who have already submitted – there seems to be a very healthy crop of posts already.
    Keep ’em comin’ though. I’ll be looking for submissions until Friday at least!
    And broadcast the submission link (see post) to all your buddies…

  13. Stephen Curry says:

    Just spent the morning reading the 50-odd submissions for the upcoming SPP carnival (no more please – the gates have now been shut).
    I must say it’s going to be stonkingly good!

  14. Bob O'Hara says:

    Eeek. Definitely a case for limiting it to one post per blog. And mine might be too self-absorbed, so could be jettisoned. The most posts in the carnival was 45, and the last couple have been around 30.

  15. Grant Jacobs says:

    Ah, so laziness does have it’s rewards. Now I don’t have to feel worried about not having sent an entry in… 🙂
    One less thing to do this Sunday…

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