This may be a dangerous thing to say, but things seem to be going well with our planning for the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition this year, which will be held from 30 June until 6 July. We were selected from many applicants, and will be among ~20 stands from all aspects of UK science. The exhibition attracts around 12,000 visitors during the week ranging from school groups, general public through to the FRSs.
We have now raised almost £20K from a wide variety of sources, including significant contributions from the Herchel-Smith Fund and the Department of Zoology in Cambridge. There is still a small shortfall on our anticipated budget, but we will certainly be able to do most of the things we had planned. We have also assembled a great team to support us including Natasha Jarvis (filmmaker), Dave Griffiths (computer game), Mark from Cambridge Design Studios (exhibit design). Several of these projects are now well underway.
We want to invite anyone else who works on Heliconius to come along – it should be a great opportunity to talk about what we do to a receptive audience. We cant pay for travel but may be able to provide accommodation in a shared house that we will rent for the week in London. Do let us know if you are interested.