Great Parchment Book does STEM

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Howard Benge, Development Officer at LMA, reports that the STEM from the City careers day at Guildhall in the City of London on Friday 27 June was a great success. The event was attended by over 500 Year 9 students from neighbouring London boroughs many of whom were engaged and enthusiastic about the Great Parchment Book digitisation, with reactions like “Whoah” when they saw the flattening. They were also interested in the conservation aspects of the project. (By the way STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Howard Benge on the LMA stall

Howard Benge on the LMA stall

The Lord Mayor, Fiona Woolf, visited all the stands, and Deputy Catherine McGuiness and Culture, Heritage and Libraries Director David Pearson came over to chat too.

There was a lot of space to work with, the IT equipment worked and the day was well organised (by The Science Council).

Symeon Ververidis on the LMA stall

Symeon Ververidis on the LMA stall

Howard was supported by LMA staff Symeon Ververidis, Caroline De Stefani and Steven Crow, and UCL intern Helen Graham-Matheson.

Last, but not least, thank you to Deputy Catherine McGuiness for recommending us to the event.

Here is a you tube clip produced by the City of London which gives something of the flavour of the day. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy75wxoCsKY

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