Is turning plastic waste into green energy the most environmentally friendly option?2019.09.24 , Newcastle University
Plastics are among the most valuable waste materials – although with the way people discard them, you probably wouldn’t know it. It’s possible to convert all plastics directly into useful forms of energy and chemicals for industry, using a process called “cold plasma pyrolysis”.
Meet the Gardeners of the Expo2019.08.12 , British Council
We seized the opportunity to talk with gardeners on their works and inspiration.
Tag： Horticulture, Arts
Britain’s Castles2019.07.01 , Visit Britain
Dramatically situated and packed with history – be sure to check out some of the country’s many marvellous castles.
Best Gardens in South-east England2019.06.29 , Visit Britain
Kent may be known as the garden of England, but neighbouring counties Sussex and Surrey make a great case for the label to be applied to the entirety of south east England. With perfectly mown lawns, colourful flower displays and rare, preserved plant species, each of these gardens perfectly captures the best of English horticulture.
Discover Some of Britain's Most Fantastic Flower Shows2019.06.28 , Visit Britain
From RHS Chelsea and RHS Hampton Court to the delightful lesser-known flower shows that take place up and down the country, spring and summer in Britain are packed with an abundance of floral delights.
Glasgow on screen: The story of Cinema City2019.04.28 , British Council
Affectionately known as the Cinema City, Glasgow was home to more cinemas per person than anywhere else in the UK back in the 1930s. Glasgow cinemagoers would often see three films in a week during this period, and the Glaswegian love affair with movies continues to this day.
Tag： Arts, Culture
Inside the Invisible Wind Factory2019.04.27 , British Council
Their opening production, Omphalos, was a massive hit with audiences, who had no idea what to expect thanks to the company’s playfully mysterious and tantalising approach to publicising its shows.
Tag： Arts, Culture
Inspiring Women China2019.04.27 , British Council
Combat gender stereotypes by inspiring girls to consider jobs outside of those based on traditional gender roles, empowering them to be change-makers by raising their aspirations in education, in the economy, and in society more generally.
Tag： Culture, Education, Gender Equality
Study UK: Discover You2019.04.27 , British Council
No matter what you're passionate about, the UK is a fantastic place to pursue your interests, both on and off-campus.
Sheffield Street Art2019.04.26 , British Council
Our Favourite Places, Sheffield’s popular Culture Guide, present you some of their street art highlights from the south-west area of the city centre.
The Yard: the Provocateurs of London Theatre2019.04.26 , British Council
Founded by Artistic Director Jay Miller in 2011, The Yard has quickly established itself as one of the most dynamic and important centres for developing new talent in the UK, scooping multiple awards for its innovative approach to making challenging work and nurturing emerging theatre makers.
Tag： Arts, Culture
8 Reasons to Visit Devon and Cornwall In the Spring2019.04.09 , Visit Britain
Take in the crisp spring air while wandering one of the region’s many first class beaches and spy on an eclectic mix of wildlife while exploring the great outdoors, or venture inside into a wealth of galleries, museums and restaurants should the weather take a dramatic turn. Whatever you choose to do in Devon and Cornwall this spring, there is plenty to keep you entertained…
Top Spring Gardens to Visit in Cornwall2019.03.29 , Visit Britain
From neatly manicured gardens to wild woodland spaces, Visit Cornwall reveal how spring in Cornwall provides a colourful backdrop where displays of magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons are commonplace.
First birthday for the Global Academy2019.01.26 , The University of Edinburgh
Opened by Bill Gates and Government Minister Penny Mordaunt on 26 January 2018, the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security was established to tackle prevalent questions around sustainability, food and health. It is one of five academies within the University of Edinburgh, all of which focus on the delivery of global impact through collaborative action.
When the World’s First Human Cyborg Came to Town!2018.12.05 , UK Science and Innovation Network
Many of us have seen sci-fi films like Avatar and Pacific Rim where humans control robots by moving their own bodies. Well, this might not only live in fiction! SIN in the British Embassy Beijing had the honour of inviting Professor Kevin Warwick – also known as the World’s First Cyborg – to present a Science on Tap talk.
Tag： Tech, Culture
Newton Fund Improves Early Flood Warning2018.09.28 , UK Science and Innovation Network
The APAR is the world’s most advanced radar system for severe weather monitoring and forecasting. It can show rainfall approaching from the upper atmosphere and provide much higher resolution rainfall estimates up to 30 seconds for 900 square meters.
A Tour of UK Science Excellence2018.08.23 , UK Science and Innovation Network
So for the purpose of this blog Hebden Bridge is a metaphor for a country which has scientific excellence to the north, south, east and west of its centre, with some of the best science facilities and research Universities in the world. In early August I had the pleasure of seeing some them and how they were engaging with China.
UK And China Join Forces To Fight Cancer2018.07.31 , UK Science and Innovation Network
Bringing together UK and Chinese experts, the session ignited hot topics such as the cutting edge technologies within cell and gene therapy, what the main challenges are, what the regulatory frameworks are in the UK and China and how to select cancer patients that are eligible for immunotherapy.
Tag： Tech, Medical, Science
New Chinese Battery Technology Benefits UK Through Newton Fund2018.07.27 , UK Science and Innovation Network
Dr. Wang Wei is a professor at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has developed a new type of material for Li-ion batteries. Using this material, battery performance is increased 12 times. This innovation will provide critical support to the popularisation of electric vehicles.