Thank you for supporting Little Science Co over the last 5 years, you have been such a source of joy and wonder to me during the lifetime of the business, and I have made friends and connections that have had such a positive impact on me. I have chosen to close the business not because of bad experiences or lack of customers, it's purely down to time. I work full time in academic research, and I love my job. The business has grown faster and bigger than I had ever hoped, and I want to end it on a high. I am closing this wonderful chapter of my life so that I can focus on my research career. No doubt I'll get itchy and want to do something creative again once I've decompressed and had a break, so please do follow the Little Science Co social media accounts so that you'll know about any future ventures - @littlescienceco on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
In the meantime, if you'd like to keep in touch with me, my rants and hopeful progress in inclusivity in STEM and health research more specifically, you can follow me on Twitter (for more research stuff but obviously photographs of Barney too), and Instagram (mainly books and Barney to be honest) - both are @heidirgardner.
Thank you again for all you have done for me, please keep spreading the message that science is for everyone, and more importantly, please contribute to change so we can build structures, institutions and working environments to ensure that science is a safe and enjoyable place for all.
Jargon Free Zone Enamel Pin Badge
‘Jargon Free Zone’ soft enamel lapel pin.
Pin badge measures approximately 29mm in width, and has a deluxe pin backing that will ensure your pin stays safely wherever you choose to put it.
Comes with Little Science Co backing.
Medical jargon can increase anxiety and misunderstanding, and make patients less able to focus on their health. Are you ready to take the pledge and eliminate jargon from your practice?
Created in collaboration with Dr Vicki Rodulson (Twitter: @VRodulson).
(Jargon Free Zone lanyard seen in the photograph is not included with the pin badge, but is available for purchase)
I post out orders once a week on a Wednesday, this is because I run Little Science Co alongside my full-time job as an academic researcher. This little passion project has grown more than I ever thought possible (thanks to you lovely people!), and I need to put some boundaries in place to ensure that I don’t burn out. If you really need your order to be posted out more quickly, please send me an email (email@example.com) and I will do my best to help you.
I use Royal Mail to buy postage online, and then I pop all orders in my local post-box to make sure I am minimising social contact as far as possible. Currently, Royal Mail remains open for business as usual, though they are understandably experiencing some delays due to the ongoing pandemic. International orders are also experiencing delays due to Brexit (not my choice… #ScientistsForEU).
At the checkout you will be asked to select either ‘standard’ delivery which is not a tracked service, or ‘upgraded’ delivery which is a tracked service. If you would like to be able to see where in the world your order is between its journey from me to you, please select the upgraded option. Please bear with me through this very strange period – I really appreciate your support and will do my best to make sure that your order reaches you in good time.
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