Baylab What’s New in September 2022

We are delighted to be open again to school parties for the Autumn term. We look forward to welcoming Key Stages 2-5 for a variety of workshops involving hands-on, interactive science.

In the Baylab

The Baylab is currently under new management! Emma has welcomed little Poppy into the world and is taking some time off from the lab coat and gloves to devote herself to her family. Looking after the Lab and our workshops in her absence is Lisa. She holds a PhD in biochemistry and was involved in the latter stages of the Human Genome Project before authoring several science books for children and running her own mobile workshop business. Lisa has over 25 years teaching experience and will be heading up the Baylab team.


This month we say a sad goodbye to Grace, our lab assistant for the past 12 months. Grace has made some of our resources more accessible by translating them into Makaton and has swapped the lab more than once for the stage as she has collected several STEM and Inclusion awards. She leaves us in October to study Field Biology at Oxford. In her place we welcome Emily who comes to us after a British Exploring Society scientific expedition to Kyrgyzstan. As the new Lab assistant, Emily will be helping to deliver your workshops and the face (or fingers) at the end of the email, should you ever wish to contact the team.


During the summer the Lab itself enjoyed a deep clean after playing host to a variety of public and private science sessions. Over 5 days we saw 168 children join us to use the facilities, discovering facts and immersing themselves in science – some of them for the first time.


Bookings for Spring Term 2023 are currently open. In addition to the five workshops currently on offer, we have added our Bees and Honey workshop back into the rota, bringing lifecycle and biodiversity to your primary students. Go to the workshops to discover more and we look forward to seeing you in the Baylab soon.


Lisa & Emily