Allergy Talk at Vinings

Come and hear our Flyer V. 2resident specialists talk about aspects of allergy on the 6 June 2017 at 6.30pm.

The talk will discuss the many things that can trigger the range of symptoms associated with allergy to natural approaches to combating and managing the problem. The talk will be given by Martina Cowen, a nutritionist and Yaso Shan, a medical herbalist. Both practitioners are based at Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath.

Further details can be found here: Sick of Allergy

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Centella Skincare Products now available from the Macrobiotic Shop

Centella Skincare products are now available from the Macrobiotic Shop, the first online macrobiotic shop in the UK!  They stock a range of exclusively macrobiotic quality foods, healthcare and skincare products to help you stay happy, healthy and balance your mind, body & soul. All their products are hand-picked for their integrity and merit in promoting health and well-being. Take a look: and

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Royal Society of Biology responds to inquiry on the STEM skills gap

The Science and Technology Select Committee recently launched an inquiry into closing the STEM skills gap, after receiving repeated evidence that the UK is facing a STEM skills shortage. The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) welcomed the Committee’s inquiry and submitted a response earlier this month, which has now been published.

The Society’s response highlighted some of the key issues around uptake of STEM careers, as well as projects that are currently being undertaken in the bioscience sector that are working to address the skills gap.

You can read the full response here: RSB response to STEM skills gap 2017


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Brighton Student’s Success at the Archery GB Indoor Championships

My amazing student Natasha Homer did ever so well in the recent Indoor GB Archery Championships……. and she’ such a brilliant Biology student too!

As a Varndean College student she was selected to represent England in both the Junior and Senior level at the Archery GB Indoor Championships which took place last weekend at NAEC, Stoneleigh Park. It was definitely the highlight of Natasha’s year as she describes below:

“I had an incredible weekend at the Archery GB indoor national championships. On the Saturday I represented England at the junior indoor home nations match as part of the junior championships. Individually I placed 5th in U18s, and the England team came 2nd to Scotland by one point.

On Sunday I shot in the senior championships and finished 17th out of 107 people. The whole weekend was an amazing experience and shooting for England has definitely been a highlight for 2016!”

Well done to a brilliant sports potential as well as a fantastic scientific student. 

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