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What connects an iconic album cover with an overlooked female scientist? With the opening of our new exhibition, Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records, on 19 June, we tell the story of all those white wavy lines on your Joy Division t-shirt.

To mark British Science Week 2021 (5–14 March 2021), Jennifer Lobo from the Trans-Pennine STEM Ambassador Hub spoke to some of their volunteers about what it’s like to work in STEM and about the future of their roles in the field.

As the world finds itself in lockdown, our aim for Earth Day 2020 was to take the opportunity for our STEM Ambassadors to reflect on travel and the places that their STEM career or education has taken them.

Think of a scientist. What do you picture?  The stereotypical answer (and the one we’re trying hard to change) would be a man, maybe in a lab coat. But even a century ago, that wasn’t necessarily the case.

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