COVID-19 Questions & February Half Term

Curious About the COVID-19 Vaccines? Join Us for a Live Q&A Chat Next Week

Even though it’s seems to be a topic we are all talking about, it’s hard to keep up with the news and sometimes difficult to decipher what’s true and what’s not.  

Join Imperial online next week, for a live Q&A and ask your questions directly to clinician Dr. Helen Skirrow  and COVID-19 Vaccine researcher Dr. Paul Mckay.

The event is a Q&A and Imperial aim to get through as many questions asked by attendees as they can.  


Who: Open to everyone

When: Thursday 18th Feb 17.00 – 18.00

Register: via Eventbrite here


Your COVID-19 Vaccine Question Answered

Q: Are there any ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccines which are unsuitable for religious groups or those who are vegan?

A: “There is no material of foetal or animal origin, including eggs, in either the Astra-Zeneca or Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines. The British Islamic Medical Association recommends people who are eligible have the vaccine, and have released some frequently asked questions here. They also stress that there is almost no alcohol in it (0.002mg) this is – no more than in a slice of bread, for example. A protein that is made in cells descended from human embryonic cells is in the Astra-Zeneca vaccine, however there are NO original OR any of the descended cells in the vaccine itself).”

Don’t forget, you can submit your questions here anytime. Please note, personal or medical questions cannot be answered – please contact 111 or your healthcare provider.


We Are Recruiting at The Invention Rooms – White City Campus

Community Engagement Project’s Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Are you passionate about community engagement? Do you have experience managing multiple projects in a community setting? If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an organised and self-driven project coordinator to join our White City Community Engagement Team (White City Campus) in a one year Maternity Cover role.

If you meet the essential criteria in the job description and would like to discuss the role before you apply, please email me on for an informal chat.

The closing date is Wednesday 17th February. Please note, our team will be utilising a blind recruitment process to appoint this role.

Advanced Hackspace Fellow

The College is looking for an Advanced Hackspace Fellow to support the community of entrepreneurial hackers and makers at the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace

This lively and varied post requires an enthusiastic self-starter who can multi-task, work to deadlines and take initiative. You must have a significant interest in prototyping, hacking and making in the context of research and entrepreneurship.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Graham on Please note, the closing date is Thursday 18th February.


It’s Not Too Late to Book Your Place on Next Week’s Space Half Term Activities

We’re excited to announce that our family science activities are starting again this February half term for children aged 6-11 and their families via Zoom. This half term we’ll be exploring our amazing Earth and other planets.


  • Wonder Woman and the power of Earth – Under five storytelling with a difference

Superhuman strength, agility, and the power of flight. Where did she come from and how is she so strong? Join our interactive storytelling session with professional storyteller Helen Tozer to hear about Wonder Woman’s adventures.


Who: Ages 3 – 5

When: Tuesday 16th Feb at 10.00

Register: via Eventbrite here

§  Meet our Scientists: Astrobiology Explorers with Tara Salter

Are we alone in the Universe? What might life look like on other planets? Meet our astrobiologist Tara Salter, as we discover how scientists search for life in environments millions of miles from Earth.


Who: Ages 6+

When: Tuesday 16th Feb at 14.00 and Thursday 18th Feb at 10.00

Register: via Eventbrite here


  • Draw the Moon Art Workshop with Josh and Abby

Spend a day gazing at the moon from the comfort of your home and learn how to capture its beauty in this “daytime night sky” drawing workshop for all the family.


Who: Ages 6+

When: Wednesday 17th Feb at 10:00 and 14:00

Register: via Eventbrite here

§  The Amazing Earth and Other Planets Family Quiz

Celebrate a week of planetary science by taking part in our family space science quiz.


Who: Ages 6+

When: Tuesday 16th Feb at 14.00 and Thursday 18th Feb at 10.00

Register: via Eventbrite here.

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