Palimpsests, Palaeontology and Particle Physics: Chemical Ghosts

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    I wrote the proposal, coordinated the build and delivered the exhibit for the 2012 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition (that took place from 3 and 8 July). The Exhibition attracted a large and diverse audience, with a total of 11120 visitors. The weekend opening of the Exhibition was extremely popular with 4410 members of the public attending on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July.The Royal Society was very positive about our exhibit (Chemical Ghosts: Palimpsests, Palaeontology & Particle Physics), as were the many visitors who came and played particle physics meet’s palaeontology. The Exhibition also received very good broadcast coverage including BBC Radio 4’s Material World who dedicated a half hour programme to the exhibition. The fact that Radio 4's Quentin Cooper covered our exhibit just after announcing the Higgs Boson particle was a great hit for the team ( Interviews with exhibitors were also featured on a number of regional radio outlets including BBC Orkney, BBC Scotland, BBC Humberside, BBC Wales and BBC Oxford.Outputs for the team included a free application and book to download from the iTunes store: website for the 2012 Exhibition was developed to provide an enhanced visitor experience as a closer replication of a visit to the physical exhibition.• 97,796 Visits, from 72,248 Absolute Unique Visitors resulting in 199,343 Page Views• A large proportion of traffic reached the exhibition website via referring sites, including,, and, (52%), with direct traffic and search engines the other main sources of visitors (27% and 21% respectively). The website was designed with mobile device compatibility in mind, 11% of visitors to the site did so with a mobile phone or tablet.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Eventother; 2012-07-02; 2012-07-08 - Royal Society: Summer Science Exhibtion
    Duration: 2 Jul 20128 Jul 2012


    • Royal Society Summer Science Exhibtion


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