Radio Plus has been working with pupils from Blue Coat School.

Radio Plus has been pleased to be working with Blue Coat CofE School, Coventry (http://www.bluecoatschool.com) and researchers from the University of Warwick (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk) to compile a series of features on aspects of physiology that affect us all.

Radio Plus Station Manager Tim Coleman with students from Blue Coat School














After an initial training day, the sixth formers took over the corner of one University department to meet leading researchers in the areas of Diabetes, Obesity and Parkinson’s. 

Dr. Paul Squires from University of Warwick working with students from Blue Coat School on the subject of Diabetes


 




 









They heard presentations from these researchers, visited the labs where the research is being conducted and interviewed those involved. They also took the chance to speak to students and passers-by on the campus and get their views.

The features were designed and recorded by the pupils and were broadcast on the Adair Richards’ DriveTime slot on Radio Plus 101.5 FM.

Adair said, "We wanted to bring everyday science to everyday people. The pupils did an excellent job of allowing the listeners in our region to access the cutting edge research being conducted on our doorstep at Warwick – and opening up physiology to the wider public.”

Radio Plus Station manager Tim Coleman added, "This collaboration between local scientists, schools and Radio Plus is exactly the kind of thing we want to achieve with our station. We want to highlight the many good news stories in our community such as these. The features strike the right balance between being informative, relevant and thought-provoking.”

To hear the features, go to the Radio Plus Soundcloud stream and the Physiology Bites Group:


These features were funded by the Physiological Society and you can read more about their activities, as well as the websites of the researchers interviewed below.

http://www.physoc.org - The Physiological Society

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/lifesci/research/diabetesendo - Paul Squires

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/moac/people/students/2010/stephen_norton/ - Stephen Norton

http://www.dalelab.org.uk/tanycyte.html - Heather Benford & Matei Bolborea