I’m re-posting my plea for knitters from my ‘science’ blog. Please share and help me knit some neurons!
I’m bringing back the event that kick-started my love of the knit and purl; Knit a Neuron!!!
I work at the University of Oxford, and part of my role is to run ‘engagement events’. The University as a whole is hosting a Curiosity Carnival on September 16th and 29th to teach the public about our research. I’m a neuroscientist by background, and in my eagerness to take part in the event I suggested they have a ‘Knit a Neuron’ installation. The aim is help kids make neurons, and teach them about brain and health research. Not only was this idea met with enthusiasm, I was asked to organise the whole thing.
This is where you, crafting community, come in.
Lots of scientists want to help on the day, but not all of them can knit! If you can knit or crochet a ‘cell body’ (the round part of the cell)…
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