Congratulations to Pen on another award!


We're delighted to announce that Pen has scooped another award! This time it's Durham University's inaugural "Science Postgraduate Excellence in Outreach Award". As many of you know, Pen is passionate about science and passionate about getting more people involved in science. The award recognises the broad range of outreach activities that Pen has been involved in. These include his work on MammalWeb (including his work with Belmont Community School), his activities as an organiser of Ustinov College's "Café Scientifique" outreach programme, and his work on the College's Global Citizenship Programme. The latter included many innovative events, such as a public science day, university visits for primary school children, and a "speed-dating" event for teachers to meet with postgraduate researchers from the university, making new contacts and arranging new outreach events.

More on Pen's activities with outreach via MammalWeb can be found in this short video on his work with Belmont Community School, and this video of his prize-winning talk at the 2017 "Ecology Across Borders" meeting in Ghent, Belgium (the largest Ecology meeting in the European calendar).