organisational team

Lewis Hou   Director, Science & Communities; Fiddle & Calling  Lewis is a science educator & fiddle-player with a research background in neuroscience (brain imaging). He is the Fun Palaces Community Ambassador for Scotland & has shared his love of science & arts all around the world, including Abu Dhabi, India and the USA. He was a competition-winning Scottish Country Dancer (for his sins) but enjoys all types of folk dance! He founded Science Ceilidh in 2014 based on a pun in a pub (see the story here). Follow his learning & other work  here .  @fiddlebrain lewis@scienceceilidh.com

Lewis Hou Director, Science & Communities; Fiddle & Calling

Lewis is a science educator & fiddle-player with a research background in neuroscience (brain imaging). He is the Fun Palaces Community Ambassador for Scotland & has shared his love of science & arts all around the world, including Abu Dhabi, India and the USA. He was a competition-winning Scottish Country Dancer (for his sins) but enjoys all types of folk dance! He founded Science Ceilidh in 2014 based on a pun in a pub (see the story here). Follow his learning & other work here.

@fiddlebrain lewis@scienceceilidh.com

Alexia Karageorgis  - Educational Resource Editor  Alexia works on the development of resources for schools, covering both the science and the ceilidh aspects. She also helps out at school workshops and joins in for a good ceilidh! With a background in Geography and Science Communication, the rest of the time she can be found exploring Scotland's landscapes or working in libraries across Edinburgh. Or more likely making noise on drums with friends.

Alexia Karageorgis - Educational Resource Editor

Alexia works on the development of resources for schools, covering both the science and the ceilidh aspects. She also helps out at school workshops and joins in for a good ceilidh! With a background in Geography and Science Communication, the rest of the time she can be found exploring Scotland's landscapes or working in libraries across Edinburgh. Or more likely making noise on drums with friends.


Caity Hainsworth  Band and schools coordinator  Caity is a recent mathematics graduate and has experience in lots of areas of teaching, both formal and informal. She works mostly coordinating for the Science Ceilidh Band and leading development of our mathematics resources in collaboration with Maths Week Scotland. When she isn’t in the office she likes learning tunes on the fiddle, being beaten at board games and learning Swedish! Follow her various activities  here

Caity Hainsworth Band and schools coordinator

Caity is a recent mathematics graduate and has experience in lots of areas of teaching, both formal and informal. She works mostly coordinating for the Science Ceilidh Band and leading development of our mathematics resources in collaboration with Maths Week Scotland. When she isn’t in the office she likes learning tunes on the fiddle, being beaten at board games and learning Swedish! Follow her various activities here

 
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Jaime is a biologist & science communicator from Galicia (NW Spain) who changed his bagpipe-loving country for the bagpipe-loving Scotland to study his MSc. He joined our Leith Labs project as a volunteer for Explorathon 2018 and has been collaborating with us since then, organising different events and managing Leith Labs' website & social media. He likes design, nature & coffee... he likes coffee a lot

Jaime is a biologist & science communicator from Galicia (NW Spain) who changed his bagpipe-loving country for the bagpipe-loving Scotland to study his MSc. He joined our Leith Labs project as a volunteer for Explorathon 2018 and has been collaborating with us since then, organising different events and managing Leith Labs' website & social media. He likes design, nature & coffee... he likes coffee a lot

the band

Lewis Williamson  Fiddle, Band  With a background in Chemistry & Science Communication, Lewis is a professional fiddle player. When he's not playing in the Science Ceilidh band, he performs with the experimental electro-trad band Yoko Pwno.

Lewis Williamson Fiddle, Band

With a background in Chemistry & Science Communication, Lewis is a professional fiddle player. When he's not playing in the Science Ceilidh band, he performs with the experimental electro-trad band Yoko Pwno.

Gary Rafferty  Guitar, Band & Sound Tech  With a background in music, Gary is the Science Ceilidh guitarist who looks after the sound engineering and technical side on stage.

Gary Rafferty Guitar, Band & Sound Tech

With a background in music, Gary is the Science Ceilidh guitarist who looks after the sound engineering and technical side on stage.

Helen Le-Mar  Flute & Calling, Band  Helen is a currently a trainee physics & maths teacher and flautist in the Science Ceilidh band. Originally from Orkney, Helen led our Shapinsay Musical Memory project and schools work, whilst working with the maths company SumDog and has represented Great Britain in underwater hockey!

Helen Le-Mar Flute & Calling, Band

Helen is a currently a trainee physics & maths teacher and flautist in the Science Ceilidh band. Originally from Orkney, Helen led our Shapinsay Musical Memory project and schools work, whilst working with the maths company SumDog and has represented Great Britain in underwater hockey!

previous collaborators

Lisa Heywood  Schools Coordinator  Lisa is a science communicator, dance caller & dancer by background, having done her initial studies looking a cells, she worked at We The Curious's planetarium & caught the bug for space science and astronomy. She is coordinating our schools programme, including our work exploring science with additional support needs.

Lisa Heywood Schools Coordinator

Lisa is a science communicator, dance caller & dancer by background, having done her initial studies looking a cells, she worked at We The Curious's planetarium & caught the bug for space science and astronomy. She is coordinating our schools programme, including our work exploring science with additional support needs.

Rebecca Donnelly  Resource Development  Rebecca's background is primarily in Engineering with then a postgraduate focus applying this to neuroscience before focusing on Science Communication. She has worked with Edinburgh International Science Festival,and has developed resources both with the Science Ceilidh and her own projects BexScience.

Rebecca Donnelly Resource Development

Rebecca's background is primarily in Engineering with then a postgraduate focus applying this to neuroscience before focusing on Science Communication. She has worked with Edinburgh International Science Festival,and has developed resources both with the Science Ceilidh and her own projects BexScience.

Fergus Halliday  Mandolin, Band  Fergus is currently living on Orkney working with Historic Environment Scotland and occasionally plays with the band now when location allows! His interests included gaelic, cultural heritage and boardgames!

Fergus Halliday Mandolin, Band

Fergus is currently living on Orkney working with Historic Environment Scotland and occasionally plays with the band now when location allows! His interests included gaelic, cultural heritage and boardgames!