University of Glasgow’s Images of Science launched at Glasgow Science Centre
Images of Science is a striking visual exhibition located along the Clyde Walkway that showcases some of the world-changing research at the University of Glasgow and helps share exciting discoveries and ideas with the public.
The eight large outdoor panels promote the diverse array of research undertaken within the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) exploring key areas of biological, environmental, and medical research as well as exciting innovations. Each image is accompanied by explanatory text designed to inform the public about the science behind each project.
Images of Science is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow Science Centre. The exhibition is displayed on the Clyde Walkway, a prestigious site for such an exhibition with potential exposure to 250,000 Glasgow Science Centre visitors each year and countless pedestrians.
The project was brought forward by Kevin O’Dell, Professor of Behaviour Genetics and coordinated by fourth-year Neuroscience student Ella Ottersbach-Edwards as part of her honours project. Ella’s research focused on how public engagement in science can be made more inclusive by taking advantage of public outdoor spaces.
The exhibition aims to draw in local audiences to bring awareness to the relevance of the research being undertaken at the University of Glasgow using visuals to inspire and facilitate learning. The images include research that has a direct focus and impact on the local area of Govan, such as the Living Laboratory for Precision Medicine, a £91 million project based in Govan, that harnesses the power of collaboration between academia, industry and the NHS to accelerate world-changing research into a real-world clinical setting.
Ella Ottersbach-Edwards said: “It has been a great opportunity to work together with researchers from the College of MVLS and to help share their research with the public through this colourful and captivating exhibition.
“Displaying the images here by the Clyde is a great way to not only raise awareness for the cutting-edge research being done at the University but to also inspire the public and spark their interest in science itself.”
Professor Kevin O’Dell said: “It’s always a pleasure to work with Glagsow Science Centre, especially on a project that really is accessible to everyone. We very much hope that this exhibition will help inspire the next generation of researchers.”
Dr Robin Hoyle, Director of Science at Glasgow Science Centre, said: “ We’re delighted to collaborate with the University of Glasgow in this new exhibition to spark the public’s interest in world leading research taking place right here in Glasgow.”
First published: 11 March 2022